I love flour sacks. They feel clean and crisp and old all at the same time. And because I love them I am always trying to think of ways that I can use them.
This is what I came up with recently...some new night gowns for my little girl. (She loves night gowns as much as I love flour sacks.)
Here's what I did: I roughly traced the outline of a favorite nightgown onto some butcher paper. Then I got rid of the sleeves and added few inches over the shoulders to make straps that would button. Finally I added a half inch all the way around my "pattern" and began to sew (Um...that is after I traced and cut out the pattern on my flour sacks...).
Luckily for me Grace is tiny so I only needed two flour sacks for each nightie. Then I used the sack scraps to mess around making flowers for the top and bottom sides. And because right now I seem to be adding eyelet to everything I also added a little bit to the bottom as well.
This project was cheap and fast and Gracie loves them...more are on the way but she has to wait for warmer weather before she gets to sleep in them. So until spring they are burried in the closet.
PS---You can by flour sacks in a bundle of 5 for like $5.50 at Wal-Mart.
PS---Maybe I should have saved this project for $5 Friday.
PS---I'm thinking about doing some more of these but this time tea dying them. What do you think?