Ultimate thrifty star! Singer transforms bed sheet into elegant dress

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa proved the savvy fashionista in a skirt made out of a bed sheet. Source: Twitter/ Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Recycling old material into a pretty tablecloth or table runner is certainly not uncommon, but one talented performer has taken things to the next level and used a bed sheet to create the perfect outfit.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, a famous soprano singer from New Zealand, had been searching for a certain printed skirt for years in clothing stores but had never come across anything that really took her fancy.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa fashioned a skirt out of a gorgeous bed sheet. Source: Twitter/ Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

The 75-year-old delighted fans when she stepped out at the BBC Cardiff Singer of The World awards night in the UK wearing a skirt fashioned from the US $40 (AU$57.50) bedding item. Proving that you don’t need a lot of money to look a million bucks, Te Kanawa paired the creative clothing item with a stunning white, long-sleeved, lace top.

Speaking about the unique idea, the talented vocalist said it was like a dream come true when she discovered the beautiful bed sheet.

“I have been looking for a hydrangea print for years,” she said according to The Daily Mail.

The bed sheet was purchased from Zara Home and can be purchased with a matching duvet cover and pillow cases. Source: Zara Home

“And when I saw this sheet, I thought my prayers had been answered.”

Keen sewers are always on the look out for new creative ideas with handkerchiefs often used to create nifty masterpieces. You might remember when men carried fresh hankies, as they are more commonly known, in their pockets and had them at the ready for the lady in their life. Some women even carried pressed pieces of beautiful fabric. However, today hankies are considered ‘vintage’ pieces of attire.

You might have elaborately decorated or embroidered pieces that have been handed down through the family, but even without delicate decoration you can still take your old handkerchiefs and turn them into something new.

Old hankies are the perfect size for creating an invitation to a party or other social event. You could use them for birthday invitations, baby shower invitations for your daughter or daughter-in-law, or even as wedding invitations.

If you have a hankie with intricate detail on the fabric, why not display it in a frame and highlight its beauty? You could even hang a collection of them for a unique and charming twist on the gallery wall. It’ll certainly be a talking point for any guests.

Do you enjoy sewing? Have you ever made any clothing out of bedding items? What do you think of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa’s skirt?

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