That’s Sew George

Ah puns. I’m a big fan but I know they’re not for everyone.

So here’s a dress to help you forget about any lingering pun rage!

almond rock #thatssewgeorge hare print sundress asda

Hares looking quizzical and fat and ready for action? Guaranteed to cheer you up.

Now take a look at this… It’s a duvet dress!

almond rock #thatssewgeorge hare print sundress asda

This fun hare-print duvet set was sent to me by George at Asda to prove bedding isn’t just for beds. Or just for cats.

almond rock #thatssewgeorge hare print sundress asda

I wanted a pattern that would preserve as many of the hares as possible.
I chose the Butterick 5351 bodice with the band removed which I used in the Sew Dolly Clackett challenge and the Butterick 6167 skirt from my recent Gertie dress.

almond rock #thatssewgeorge hare print sundress asda

The fabric is ever so slightly sheer so the dress is fully lined with sage green anti-static lining. I also added a really nice deep hem since there was enough fabric from the double duvet! The deep hem with the slightly crisp polycotton makes the skirt hang really well.

almond rock #thatssewgeorge hare print sundress asda

It’s a really fun dress to wear, especially with the big swooshy skirt. And I wonder if anyone does a double take when they see me?

almond rock #thatssewgeorge hare print sundress asda

So there you have it. Would you sew with a duvet?

(30) Comments

  1. Swirlyicing says:

    Are you losing your hare! Love it. Xxx

    1. almondrock says:

      Hah haah you’re so funny mum 😛 x

  2. Loving this idea! The fourth is strong in that one!
    bestest daisy j x

    1. almondrock says:

      Haha very well timed!

  3. So cute! Looks great on you and on your bed!

    1. almondrock says:

      Thank you! I wasn’t quite sure if the cat would attempt to catch the hares but it’s gone down quite well!

  4. I’ve sewn with old curtains before, so I’d definitely sew with a duvet…in fact, I may just copy you ;o) This is such a sweet dress and it looks awesome as a bedding too!

    1. almondrock says:

      Thanks m’dear! I’ve got some curtains laying around for a similar project.

  5. I have a duvet dress (which I love). Had a bit of a giggle when someone said “that print is JUST like my duvet cover”. Erm, yes, it actually is! Your duvet dress and indeed your duvet look lovely. I love the hares and the pattern you chose to show them off!

    1. almondrock says:

      Haha they called you out on it!! That’s so funny. Thanks for the lovely comments

  6. My favourite summer clothes are made from vintage sheets and duvet covers, all the years of washing makes the cotton so lovely to wear

  7. Shelley Gibb says:

    I am currently sewing a Belcarra with a Sainsburys duvet cover. It was reduced to £7 and is 100% cotton sateen. Bought for muslins really but love the print, would have it on the bed if they did king size and pretend I’m a chameleon.

  8. I would and have! Such a shame it’s not 100% cotton! Polycotton is better for bedding than dresses and it’s hard to find cotton sheets for a good price.

  9. Hélène says:

    So fun! When you lie down, you go unnoticed. Your dress is as wonderful as your bedding.

  10. What a cute dress. It looks very good on you.

    I used to take home vintage duvets from where I worked to sew with them. They were always nice and soft from all the washing, and came in really cute flower prints.

  11. This is cute bedding fabric and ideal for dresses too!

  12. Aw it’s so sweet, I’d wear it. Rather like it as bedding too. May make my way down to asda!

  13. I have often used 100% cotton sheets for lining, but I have never made a dress from one. I’m a bit like Joanne, in that I prefer to sew with 100% cotton to poly but this is certainly very tempting. And I have quite a few lovely bedlinen sets from George that I know are nice quality too!

    1. almondrock says:

      I definitely hear you! I think a nice lining helps me forget it’s that bit stiffer. That and the cute print!

  14. I tend to use bedding for toiles due to the fact that most are poly cotton but I wouldn’t hesitate if I found the right print.

    1. almondrock says:

      I think that’s it! A lot of the prints are quite large scale on bedding. These hares are pretty big really!

  15. This is a great dress. I made my first Anna dress out of a duvet cover from the opshop, http://kaitlynssimplyvintage.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/blue-china-roses-anna-dress.html

    1. almondrock says:

      That looks lovely on you! Such a pretty dress. I’m trying Anna at the moment too!

  16. Wendy says:

    Well, who’d have thought it? Looks good.

    1. almondrock says:

      Thanks so much!

  17. Heeheehee! This is adorable! I made a dress out of some ridiculous old Jurassic Park sheets and a pair of PJ bottoms for the fella out of Star Wars sheets, but the latter is pretty stiff and not very nice quality. But when my sheets need replacing, I save the old ones and chop them up into muslins. 🙂

    1. almondrock says:

      I loved your JP dress!! You can’t beat a bedsheet muslin I agree

  18. Like the above comments, I too have made many shirts and blouses out of duvet covers, valances and sheets. Depending on the colour and print, those I am not particularly fond of for garments become toiles. Charity shops are great for cheap fabric to use as toiles.

    1. almondrock says:

      That’s pretty much my process too!

  19. Hare-raisingly good! You just need a photo of you wearing it lying on the bed now!

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