Saturday, March 7, 2009

Pillowcase Chic


You'll be in style during the current depression wearing a cute little dress made out of a pillowcase! The one I made earlier today was actually just made from regular fabric, but the dress is based on the idea on the "pillowcase dress". I'm just gonna link that phrase to a blog I found giving instructions on this dress, because I just don't feel like typing that much tonight. But suffice it to say, if you've done much sewing before, you can probably figure out how to make this little project, even without instructions.

Instead of instructions, I'll just give you the quick story of how I came to make this dress. You see, it appears that I am the only person under the age of 65 in this town that knows how to use a sewing machine. So when friends of mine see something they like, some of them think to themselves, "I wonder if Nicole could make that?" A friend of mine was looking at a photography blog a while back from a really great photographer in our area, and she came across this post. She thought the dress that the baby had on was adorable and asked if she could commission a similar dress from me for her 3-year-old. It looked like a simple design, so I said I'd give it a try. I was describing it to my sister and she said, "Oh, that sounds like a pillowcase dress." I googled that and came up with all sorts of instructions confirming that the way I had planned to make it would work out just fine. So that's why the dress looks crazy short on my daughter - it was actually made for a little girl two years younger than her.

I guess this can be my "depression back-up plan". If we need some extra cash, I'll whip up a batch of dresses to go sell on the street corner!
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nicole said...

And yeah, I snapped this picture before I cut off all the extra threads, but what could I do? It was almost bedtime for Maya and I had to get it in!

a witt said...

WHAT???? I JUST bought this very fabric on Ebay! Shut... Up! I'm going to make kitchen valances out of it. Nicole, you have EXCELLENT taste!!


nicole said...

How funny. They actually sell this fabric at JoAnn's...of course maybe you ordered it on-line to avoid the trip to the store.

And I can't take credit for the materials, my friend picked them out and brought them to me, but I agree that she does have very good taste.

This must be a popular fabric right sis made some burp cloths from this not too long ago as well.

a witt said...

Oh, I got it through Ebay because I had an offer accepted for less than $4 a yard and free shipping. Woo hoo! Less than it would have been with my Joann coupon...