Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Finally a Sewing Project - Pillowcase Dresses

With all that has been going on I haven't had much time to craft or sew or anything like that and I love to sew. My stepmom gave me some pillowcases of my Grandma Betty's a few years ago and I have been wanting to make pillowcase dresses with them for my little girl before she isn't little anymore. Friday night my Dad and "T" took the kids for the night so I stayed up really, really late (4 am) and sewed and then I slept in and it was wonderful (thanks Dad and T)!

I made this one very sweet dress:

And then I made these rather bold, matching dresses for Miss M and our new little girl coming very soon.  You can't tell but it does have white polka dots on it and I just loved the scalloped bottom although the green is very bright!

I have more to make - a very pretty white one and then a couple made from old flour sacks that were my great-grandma's but I am nervous about cutting those and I will wait to do something with those another day.

It seems there are a hundred pillowcase dress tutorials out there, but it is harder to find tutorials that actually use a pillowcase - odd right?  Well, I found this tutorial from Bumble Bee Linens and it was very easy to follow.  It makes me want to go to the Goodwill and find more pillowcases.

The flour sacks are a lot longer so I thought I might try to make a dress like this from The Quick Unpick although it won't be as easy:

Don't you just love pillowcase dresses?  They are so simple and sweet.



  1. Very cute! I'm glad you got your time to make them. Fun project!

  2. Adorable!! You are soooo talented! "Miss M" will look adorable in them.

  3. These are too cute. I don't sew well, but I admire those who do:)

  4. @Lindsey
    Now if I can just get her to wear them. She is mighty picky these days about what she wears.

  5. @Ma
    Thanks, I don't do really tough projects. But I do love to sew.


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