I was so pleased with the fabric in that IKEA sheet (100% cotton) and how the apron I made from it turned out, that I decided to see if it came in any other colors. My girls and I went on a jaunt to the IKEA in Emeryville on Saturday morning, mostly to eat the meatball lunch, but also to do a little shopping. I easily found the sheets, the Dvala line, and saw that they come in several other colors (navy, beige, black, red, green & white). They cost $4.50 for a twin, and the twin measures 66″ x 102″. This equals more than 5 square yards of fabric making the yardage very cost effective. 5 yards will make a lot of aprons and a lot of Mexican-style tops and who knows what else (maybe some linings for some totebags). I got the red, white, and green.
My younger daughter was visiting and tried on the latest top, and we decided that though it fit OK, she could wear one a little narrower through the shoulder. I am working on making one that is a little smaller. I would like to try making a top out of the dishtowels and then dyeing it in the washing machine, maybe turquoise or yellow. If I put white trims and embroidery on the white fabric, then dye it, all the elements should take up the dye differently and make an interesting result.