Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pillowcase Dresses

Last night I whipped up three
-- that's right, three, that's how easy this tutorial is --
pillowcase dresses. 
It's simple, thrifty, and fun for the beginner seamstress like myself. I recently acquired a new Singer Quantum Stylist sewing machine, which I'm pretty much IN LOVE with. It's AMAZING, so I needed a new & easy project to try out on it.
Just head over to your local thrift store and pick up some cheap, vintage pillowcases. They make for excellent dresses. This yellow checked one was only 99¢, and it even had a lovely hand-painted edge!
Even if you've never sewn an article of clothing before, you can do this project. It's SEW easy. Haha..
It's seriously just a matter of making two cuts, sew an elastic casing at the top, and use seam binding to trim the arm holes and create ties. Anyone could do it. Like I said, I made all three last night - with a vomiting baby and all. Now that I've made a few I think making another might take 10 minutes, tops.
You don't even need a pattern.
Since the pillowcase already has it's own seams & hems, it's especially easy. Try to choose pillowcases with decorative edging, or you can always add some ric rac or other type of trim to make it extra adorable.
As the author of the tutorial says, this sewing project is very forgiving. Sizing is easy. I love how summery and breezy they look, perfect for a romping little one.
Here's another one I made, I just love vintage bedding prints.
So crisp & pretty!
Eisley likes having a comfy, cool, roomy outfit to run around in. And *I* love seeing little girls dressed like little girls. There's so much trashy clothing out there, even for kids as young as 3. I'll definitely have to make more of these. 
They're sweet :)

Again, the tutorial is from 402 Center Street Designs,
I love it!

7 comments:

  1. I love making pillowcase dresses, they are so easy and cute. Yours look great- love the pink and yellow one.

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  2. Those are really the cutest! Eisley looks so cute too!

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  3. they turned out sooooooo cute! I have made a few before, but yours are adorable. the vintage pillowcases, make them so soft and pretty and unique.
    -Ash-

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  4. I have always liked these pillowcase dresses...so cute! I just haven't made one myself yet.
    Daisy~

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  5. Darling! Another fabulous tid bit from you. I'd love to give these a try sometime and what a fun gift!

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  6. Oh my goodness, these are so adorable!! I can't even pick a favorite. I'm kind of jealous you found such amazing pillowcases at the thrift store.

    I love that you found my tutorial helpful! You did a great job.

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  7. thanks for shearing nice blog great way of swing the cloths

    Education

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