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Monday, 23 May 2011

Pillowcase Dresses

Hello and happy Monday!

I have made my first dresses this weekend and I am oh so very proud! They are just pillowcase dresses and not massively difficult but I made them myself and it has raised my confidence so much. I am going to bite the bullet and get out the patterns that have been gathering dust with the reams of material I bought weeks ago! I don't like getting things wrong but its getting to the point where I wont do anything for fear of it not being right, so I am turning over a new leaf and getting stuck in! If it goes wrong who cares? No one needs to know and how do you learn if you don't try new things?

So any way... pillow case dresses...a million and one tutorials and patterns online so here are just the photos....

As Monkey Girl is so tiny hers was made with just half a pillowcase. I cut it in half ripped the seams and rejigged them so the tube of material was the right way round and carried on as with Freckles dress.

I have plans to make them two more each after a choice EBay buy of "vintage" pillowcases! I will also have enough to make some summer bags...exciting times!!

See you soon



  1. Good for you for trying. I always tell people sewing isn't too hard, you just need to try. (And nowdays there are so many great blogs out there that will teach you most techniques.)

    I'm going after the pillowcase dress for my girls this week. (They are too big to use real pillowcases, but the technique is the same.)

    Happy Blogging!

  2. These are so cute! I have to look now every time I see someone post something about pillowcase dresses. I saw an adult post about one and you must go see the horror on my blog to know why I break out in hives when I see something about pillow case dresses. But they ARE meant for little girls. So cute and summery. So not 1965 like the one on my blog!

    So sad that she had to do "chores" in exchange for her dress! :)

  3. You did a great job! I'm like you and worry that I'll get something wrong...so it sits on my shelf...like a pillowcase that I intend to turn into a dress! You've inspired me! :)


  4. wow! that is so creative!!!

  5. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! ARGH...still haven't made the dress...but it's #1 on my list after we get back from a family vacation! Do you have a bucket list going yet?!? :)