Pillowcase Dresses

I have always wanted to make my own clothes, especially for my own children. So now that I am days away from having my own baby girl, I have been a little more eager to begin sewing for her. Being the very novice sewer that I am I set out to find the easiest pattern for a little girls dress I could. And I came across this free pattern.

The first time I tried it, I used this adorable strawberry fabric I had been saving just for baby. I think my measurements were off quite a bit and without bias tape for the arm holes the dress came out a little lopsided and small in weird places. But I was determined to make a better dress and so a couple days later I tried it again with an old pillowcase I scooped up at an antique market.

I think it came out pretty well. I still have a lot to learn about making clothes and I’m not even sure if either dress will fit her when she arrives. But, I’m glad I have begun this journey to making more than just scrap quilts. I’m following patterns and learning by doing… I hope to be learning and doing a whole lot more soon.

 

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2 thoughts on “Pillowcase Dresses

  1. I think it’s darn cute and when you look at Hanna Anderson and Tea dresses, they have stuff like that for what, $69!!! Good for you. Great idea too, using pillowcases.

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