Thursday, June 12, 2008

Pillowcase Dresses

I've caught the Spring/Summer cleaning bug and have taken
to organizing my sewing closet (basically just tubs & boxes of fabric). I've made lots of fun summer pj's for the kids, but I've been wanting to make a summer dress for Berlin. I found some pillowcase dresses on etsy.com that I loved and so I tried my hand at making one without a pattern. I just took her measurements and went from there. Honestly, it turned out to be the EASIEST sewing project ever - and I was able to finish the dress in under 30 minutes (which is about all the time I have these days for stuff like this). It was so easy, that even beginning sewers with little to none experience can do this. And they are so cute. Of course, doing it without a pattern was tricky at first (the armholes are a little bit big), but I learned a couple things and will do them a bit differently next time. All I can is that I am hooked on making these and I'm already digging through my other fabric to make her more - lots more!!!

1 comment:

Hoopesfam4 said...

Totally cute...I wish I had the talent (and the sewing machine) to try and make cute things like this for the girls. You are amazing!!