Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Got to find me a place in the sun...and a special, sunny GIVEAWAY!!!!!

"You know when times are bad
And you're feeling sad
I want you to always remember
Yes, there's a place in the sun" 
We had a break in the gray days over the weekend…and where was I?

moody and dark. On the verge of tears. And why? I have no idea. We spent Saturday thrifting, painting and then had dinner with friends and a night a Comedy Sportz. Lots of laughs, good times. Yet, Sunday I was a poop.

JR tried his best to be supportive and a somewhat typical man problem-solver.

“is it something I did?”

“is it something I didn’t do?”

“what do you need?”

“well, come over here and cry. If you need to soak my shirt, go ahead and cry.”

“do you want to go someplace?”

“what would make you happy?”

Bless him. He’s had the benefit of two wives and three daughters to gain this kind of wisdom. The truth is, I couldn’t explain my mood.

“ you know, honey, you could be hormonal.”

Double bless him. Before I kill him.

And finally,
“ you are pretty upbeat all the time so if you are having an off day, it’s okay, and you don’t even have to have a reason.”
I love this man.


Did I dare confess that I think part of my mood was that I didn’t get to sew this weekend? And my serger is sick? One project after being fixed because I ran over a pin last week?

I cut out a dress. Yes, another dress made from a bed sheet. Monday night I sewed it the old fashioned way with no serger. And I am wearing it today. And it feels like sunshine.


So, before you get tired of my vintage bed sheet dresses, I’d like to offer you a vintage bed sheet of your own so you can make a dress. That would make me happy.

Leave me a comment, and by Friday night, I’ll draw a name and send you a special sunny floral bed sheet from my collection. And a pattern to go with it!
(USA only, please)

43 comments:

  1. Your sun dresses are so beautiful, impossible to get bored of them!

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  2. Makes me feel so much better to hear that others have those "I don't know why I'm crying days". It's been raining her forever and I desperately need some sunshine. Love your dresses and how well they fit. Something about this area does not produce interesting bedsheets so I'd love to be able to acquire one. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Oh my gosh, I totally have those days and my poor husband (who doesn't have any daughters or sisters... heck, even his mom is the sole girl in a family with five siblings!) does NOT know what to do! I'm glad that he can't relate to feeling sad with no reason whatsoever. :) And I'm also really glad that you've got such a sunny, happy dress! Glad you're feeling more upbeat today!

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  4. You are sunshine and inspiration and a sister in the Lord....it doesn't get any better than that....to say nothing of your cutsie new sunny dress. I am not ready to go to the vintage and thrift shops. I would be honored to sew a dress like you have.
    Diane

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  5. Everybody deserves an "off" day every now and them. Hope your "sunny" dress cheered you up because it sure cheered me up! TFS

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  6. I love the vintage bed sheets. I could use a little sunshine too. I've been having a case of the blahs lately (for no reason at all) so I get it. Your dress makes me smile, though:-)

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  7. I love your sunshiny dress! I go to estate sales all the time but never looked at the sheets. I'll have to keep my eyes open for some pretty ones. In the meantime I hope I win yours! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  8. Great blog post! And, yes, you have a dear sweet husband...please don't kill him, lol!!
    I love your dresses, and I would love to have a vintage sheet from your collection...I'm sure the pattern will be great,too!!
    BTW, what pattern did you use for this one?

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  9. Another fabulous sunny dress! It's beautiful. What pattern did you use? Ang yes - bless JR, he knew all the right things to say. I will say - I get like that when I haven't had time to sew at all. g

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  10. I love your dress - it does look like sunshine!

    And yea for a husband who knows the right things to say when you are having a bad day - I have one like that as well and feel very blessed.

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  11. I've seen a ton of these vintage sheet dresses, and I'm going to go on and admit that I'm sad that I haven't been able to participate in the fun! Hopefully I will.

    You look great (as usual) and I love the yellow. It always makes a person smile. :)

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  12. You're killing me with the wonderful bedsheet dresses because they both have been amazing! However, you don't have to enter me in the drawing, you've seen the video proof that I don't need anymore! Lol!

    And hug that husband of yours, he's a keeper!

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  13. I love the dresses and would love to be in the giveaway.

    What pattern are you using for the dress?

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  14. Nothing like a fabulous, freshly sewn dress to lift your spirits!!

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  15. WEll I want to win and then my friend Linda can sew it for me.

    I felt oddly unhappy last week too. Im blaming that funny super MOON.
    I have to get better at maybe. Maybe Zach will get a teaching job, maybe he won't. Maybe we'll keep the kitten maybe we wont , maybe I'll work today, maybe I wont.....
    Too many maybe' sfor me

    JR is a sweet and wonderful guy. We are lucky to be married to such men

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  16. It's going around Lynne. I've got it now. :-p No need to throw my name in the pool because I am stashbustin this summer. Plus Theresa of Camp Runamuck keeps giving me fabric. Darn her! :-) We redid our bedrooms this year and all the floral sheets are now in my stash.

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  17. Love the beautiful sunshine dress! It's gorgeous. What a nice guy you have! You're very fortunate :)

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  18. Okay....your vintage sheet dresses just get more cute with each one! This IS like a ray of sunshine :-)

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  19. Oh, you so expressed how I feel somedays and sounds like you have a great guy! You look like sunshine and beautiful as always.

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  20. Gorgeous dress Lady!!!! You've inspired me to start shopping for fabric in the bedding aisle:)

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  21. You look like sunshine! These bright happy dresses are so joyful on you. I'd never guess it was a sheet.

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  22. That is a great looking dress! and from a bedsheet--gotta love it. And it is sunny and bright. Sounds like your husband is keeper!!

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  23. You look fabulous in your dress! When I'm out of sorts I go for a walk with some music on; it took me years to acknowledge that exercise (4 letter word) makes me feel better.

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  24. Well you always lift my spirits! Love your new dress.

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  25. Mine asks if I need a nap, which works for me. I certainly looks like sunshine, but I have enough fabric (i.e., I'm not entering the drawing ... maybe I should give away some fabric).

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  26. Another fabulous dress! You look absolutely amazing. The mood has to be wonderful, too, when wearing such a sunny creation. (I'm from Canada, so I'm not part of the drawing.)

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  27. It's a beautiful sunshine dress - guaranteed to lift the mood. These bed sheets are really inspiring you to make some interesting dresses.

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  28. Love the Dress! Hope you are back to your normal self really soon!

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  29. What a fun giveaway! I love a good sheet dress and i also get cranky when i haven't been sewing. i have big sewing plans this weekend!

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  30. I love your sheet dresses; how lucky (persistent?) you are to track down cotton ones! There's lots of poly-blends here on the east coast; so I'd love to enter your giveaway. I have those days too; doing something to help someone else out seems to help those gloomy moods pass.

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  31. I am glad that sewing has cheered you up some. I love that sunshiny dress:)

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  32. I just discovered your blog while reading a review of the Socialite dress pattern. I love your dresses and your sense of style!

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  33. This is the best giveaway idea I have seen! How fabulous- great yellow dress by the way, too!

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  34. I love your blog...Making dresses from vintage sheets is clever. I love wearing dresses especially vintage in the summer. Keep up the great sewing and inspiration for all of us.

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  35. Christmas in July!!! I am so going to Goodwill this week to look for sheets. Good job again. Beautiful dress and it fits you great.

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  36. You are a ray of sunshine. . Pretty dress. I started sewing with sheets and it faded as I became hook to the fabric stores. Just Tuesday I was in a linen store checking out sheets. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Oh... those moody & dark days plague me too. During those moments it allows me to take the time and appreciate all that is good in my life.

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  37. Hi, I love your dress. I love your idea of making dresses from sheets. Thanks for the idea!

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  38. Your dresses are lovely. I enjoy your blog and look forward to new posts. Hang in there - "this too, will pass"

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  39. I went shopping for a sheet after I read your blog. So many choices! Great idea, now to make a top like yours:)

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  40. I hope this response find you feeling better! I, too, have days of feeling down for no valid reason and that's when I surround myself with things that bring me joy (sewing!!) and be thankful. I love your sunshine dress and you look fabulous! Thinking I would like to try sheets after seeing your creation!

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  41. Just discovered your blog after hearing you interviewed on Sew Forth Now---so nice to get to know you on your blog!

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  42. I'd say he's definitely a "keeper"! Hope you are feeling better now. I love your sunshine dress!

    Blessings,
    Dianne
    www.sweetjourneyhome.com

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