Plus, with just a bit of tweaking, it is possible to create countless different looks with the same basic pattern. Today, I am going to share how to draft a custom pillowcase dress or top pattern for a special little girl in your life, plus all the details for how to sew the dresses from start to finish. In order to make a pillowcase top or dress, you will need to have the following measurements in inches for the child:.
Your linen closet is the perfect place to go shopping for a frugal last minute Halloween costume. Whether you need a kids Halloween costume or something more fitting for a teen or adult, the answer to your costume conundrum can be found in an old stack of used pillowcases. Any pillowcase color will do.
Pillowcase dresses are the ideal learn to sew pattern for beginners. No tricky buttonholes or zippers, it is just easy straight sewing. You can make this dress with a simple hem or a border perfect for showcasing a bright contrast fabric.
My kids are now all teenagers, so long gone are the days of me sewing them adorable little dresses for Easter. Let me tell you I absolutely adored sewing Easter dresses. They are very quick to sew and you can easily change them to any size you want! I immediately thought of those simple little pillowcase dresses that I used to sew.
We went with a pillowcase dress style and used a cotton jersey blend knit from Girl Charlee. The design makes it hard to mess up!! Begin by cutting two rectangles from your fabric — one for the front and one for the back.
I wanted to see how it would work first off, so I picked some leftover fabric from another project. I picked it for him because it was a good colour, super light, and yep… cheap. First I cut off three strips of fabric from the raw edge — these would become the straps for the dress.
I have had this pillowcase dress hanging in my studio for a little while and realized I never took any pictures. So I snapped a few this weekend before I send it off to be donated. The message of Dresses for Africa really spoke to me, so I decide to create another dress to send over there when this fabric arrived from Michael Miller Fabrics.
It was cathartic in so many ways, and I had forgotten how much I enjoy it. I bought some fabric a few weeks ago to make a table runner. Now I have a confession. It was one of those things I just said to appease her, assuming she would forget all about it in a matter of minutes.
See the diagrams below. Turn your tube right side out and thread through your casing, tie it off at the length you like and knot the ends of the tube to prevent fraying. Hem your dress, and then get your horse to parade around with you as a photo prop.