Pillow Case Dress………..Minus the Pillowcase
Tired of all the money I’ve been spending on clothes lately to get ready for our trip I decided to finally try to make a pillowcase dress for my girls. The only problem I had was that I didn’t have a pillowcase to spare. Or one that was actually nice enough to make a dress out of. So, I improvised.
I had some fabric and ribbon kicking around so I decided to use that instead. I didn’t really use a pattern but having received a pillowcase dress once before I knew the basic look of it and decided to just go for it.
At first I made it way too wide so I took it in and it looked a bit better. Then I didn’t really like how the ribbon (straps) kept sliding all over the place so I grabbed some buttons I had picked up months ago from Hobby Lobby and added a nice little embellishment to the front and back of the dress sewing the ribbon in place.
I liked the dress so much better that way. Now I don’t have to worry about the ribbons slipping out in the laundry or my girls taking them out because they are notorious for doing things like that. I let Gracie wear it to school when I picked Emilee up and got so many compliments on it. I only got around to making one but hope to bang out another one before we leave. The whole project only took me about an hour which was not too bad. 🙂
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Love the pillowcase dress without the pillowcase. I love the look but can’t always find the right print in a pillowcase. Maybe I will try without one too! Thanks for the great idea!
How interesting that I found your post! My girlfriend’s and I are meeting up this week to make some of these “pillow case” dresses as part of our Quilting Guild philanthropy project. We will be sending all of the dresses we make to some girls schools in Africa. Your dress is so cute!
I love that! What a great idea and so easy!
See? You CAN sew wonderfully! The dress looks great, Diana, what kind of machine did you ever end up with? Didn’t we talk about that a few years ago, or did you stick with the one you had?
So cute!!! I just may have to try for myself!!
That is awesome! I love it!
Very cute dress! 🙂
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