Purr-Fectly Playful! Week #3: White Sheet Challenge

It is time to vote again!
Week #3 is up and there are some great submissions this week over at Project Run and Play.
This week’s challenge was “The White Sheet Challenge”.  Take one white bed sheet and turn it into an article of clothing.  
Cool, huh?

This was SUCH a fun challenge, but also really hard because it was so open-ended.  The possibilities truly were endless and my crafting attention was all over the place.  There were so many ideas swimming around in my head and I had to finally make a decision and start sewing (and fabric dyeing!)

Purr-Fectly Playful
If you read my blog or follow me on Facebook, you would know that Ainsley is OBSESSED with kitty cats, so this was her dream outfit :)
I created 4 different pieces:  cardigan, pants, dress, and hat
Purr-fect for playing!

I knew right away that I wanted to use jersey knit because it is such an easy and fun fabric for kids to wear during playtime.  

I went to the store and bought a twin size jersey knit bed sheet, lots of fabric dyes, a stamp, fabric paint, and some buttons.  Then, the long process took place!

First, I sewed each of the clothing items:

Then, I held my breath while I dyed each piece
(I was seriously freaking out during this process)
Brown, Dark Pink, and Light Pink
And a stained bathtub….

Lo and behold, it all worked out!  
I didn’t have a back up plan, so this was quite a relief.

The kitty hat was created from an old sweater and lined with some cute kitty cat jersey knit I found on clearance

The color of the pants turned out exactly as I had hoped.  Perfect color for the fall weather.
I created basic leggings and then hand stamped kitty faces along the hems using dark brown fabric paint.  I also added a cute little stamped kitty tag on the side just for fun.

The best part of the pants is obviously the adorable kitty face on the tushie :)  I hand embroidered it using various colors of thread.

Next up was the cardigan.  I dyed it a bright pink, lined it with some clearance jersey knit fabric, and added a kitty cat button closure and some cute kitty cat appliques.

 And finally, we have the lighter pink dress with adorable kitty cat button accents on each pocket.  I designed each pocket flap to resemble a bow and then cinched them with the button.

Ainsley was DONE with the photo shoot…. can you tell?


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05289055811079078128 Joanna

    Oh WOW, I love this outfit. I really one one for myself. I have a very cute fluffy cat called Freddie :-) when my sister was young she was obsessed with cats too! She had a book about cat breeds (it was an adult book but with lovely pictures) and she slept with it under her pillow. Well done on the outfit, it’s my favourite!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06764019184996443389 Kristy

    This is so cute, Hayley! You are so talented!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07600252110384673148 kiki comin

    cutest thing ever! love all your pieces and the attention to detail.you are amazing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05213734757810223214 2littlehooligans

    oh those last pics are right on:) adorable and so wearable. i love that you let her choose the way to her own outfit…your a pretty cool mom!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10352876847326429859 jacq

    Love how practical this is!
    Is that an ink pen for fabric? You used it for the stamp? Definitely intrigued!
    Awesome look.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13219500981811891498 Katie

    I love how it as ALL cat, but if you only take a quick glance you wouldn’t know it. Great details. My girl would love a fun outfit like that.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08639056100222531138 Jen@thecraftingfiend

    love it! my girl would go nuts for that outfit! (she is also kitty obsessed)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359114323724935110 Melissa (Melly Sews)

    Great call using the knit sheet! I’ve made tons of stuff from a knit sheet set, but my brain didn’t go here for this challenge, duh!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04226093796733817134 Jenni

    Voted for you! The cardigan swayed my mind! Love it. My oldest daughter is really into kitty cats as well. May have to make one for her. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13512468554001226679 Mae

    Your white sheet outfit turned out SO MUCH BETTER than mine! lol Loved the outfit till i dyed the darn thing & my brown came out really BLAH. Looks like you made another hit this week, good job!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14229075185424505433 Leng

    This is seriously the cutest outfit I have ever seen! You are so talented! They should really do a Fashion Star kids version…you’d win, hands down :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00037618884442987553 Heidi Grohs

    Your model is the BEST! She so deserved that purr-fectly adorable outfit! Great job Hayley!!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00604718816962679886 Delia

    this is so cute. the cat detail on the bum is adorable! I too freaked out when i did the dye bath. Have you bleached your tub? I got stains on my counter top and got them out. If you let the bleach puddle over the stains for a while it should (hopefully) fade…that is if you haven’t already figured that out…

    I;m so impressed with all that you were able to make from one bed sheet! Awesome job Hayley!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00604718816962679886 Delia

    Oh and your embroidery skills rock!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07646332034591536363 Carrie77

    I really want to learn how to sew now. I love the photo of her walking on the sidewalk covered in leaves, and of course the first one of her bending over. What a beautiful outfit, you are SO creative!

  • Anonymous

    The effort you put into this project shows..fantastic..the little daughter of your though steals the show..she is absolutely beautiful ..model material

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17196442001708310326 Amelie Rainfall

    This is so cute

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17196442001708310326 Amelie Rainfall

    This is so cute

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