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Monday, April 9, 2012

Pillow Case Dress

It's been a long time since I made a dress and I have never made a dress out of a pillowcase.  I have a precious grand-daughter that is so tiny, she wears a size 0 or 1 which is really hard to find.  She loves vintage looking fabrics so when she found this pillowcase with  the pretty floral design down the side, she bought it and then asked me if I would make her a dress.  Of course I said yes even though I had no idea how I was going to do it.

It has such pretty spring colors in the flowers.


 She loves this seafoam green color in the flowers and asked me to accent it with that color.


 Well drumb roll - -- - Here it is.  I made a strapless dress that is so cute.  I found some seafoam fabric and some lace and put a band at the top of the pillowcase, then encased elastic in the band so it would fit around her bodice neatly.


 I also used some of the fabric to make a sash so she could tie it loosely around the waste.  Cute both ways as a shift and tied.


So if you need a really cute dress and you can fit inside a pillowcase, this really does look cute.  You could also just buy fabric and make the same thing.  Great for summer.

So, how is your summer wardrobe coming along.  Are you looking for something new?

Don't forget that Table Top Tuesday will be up this evening.  Can't wait to see all your great vignettes.

27 comments:

  1. Very cute. I am seeinga lot of these with ribbons for shoulder straps, too.

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  2. This is darling...I know your granddaughter loves it!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. It is really cute Marty! Definitely perfect for warm weather!

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  4. That is really pretty ! What a great idea ! Wonderful work ! Have a great day !

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  5. This would fit with no probs at all §;-)

    Gr8 idea...

    Happy day.
    /Chie

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  6. Marty- That is just darling. I can just picture her in it. That print is so pretty and summery looking. Ummmm....as for me...I think I would need the twin sheet instead of the pillowcase for one my size! xo Diana

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  7. That is so pretty, Marty! You did a great job! I would probably say, "of course", to my granddaughter, too. I found {at Joann's} fabric that already has elastic in it for sundresses! I thought that was so clever. All you have to do ~ I think, is cut how much you need for size and then sew a seam up the back. I may give them a try myself. I'm not very good with clothes.

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  8. Now that is just to cleaver and to cute. ~m

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  9. Cute! You did a great job. I had forgotten all about pillow case dresses.

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  10. That is so pretty! I have a few little nieces that this would work for - thanks for sharing!
    Peggy

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  11. Very cute, Marty! You did a beautiful job!

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  12. Very cute project, Marty. It turned out great.

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  13. I have an enormous collection of vintage pillow cases but sadly no one around here is a size zero. Your dress is lovely.

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  14. Adorable and I am sure very reasonable in price....
    Great job.

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  15. Une idée très originale et bougrement réussie... gros bisous

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  16. What a great idea!! I'm already thinking of all the pillowcases that I took to the charity shop! Ah well! Have a good day.

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  17. Marty, when I saw the name of your post, I really expected to see you modeling this. It is very cute.

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  18. Beautiful job Marty! That is one cute dress! I bet your granddaughter loved it!

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  19. She must be tiny .... So cute!!
    Have a Great Week!!
    Marilyn

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  20. Oh, she must be so tiny Marty, size 0, haven't seen that since my newborn days! You did a wonderful job and she will be so thrilled!

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  21. So cute, Marty! I've seen these made for little ones and thought I might try to make my little grand daughter one for summer! That's a mighty sweet vintage pillow case you've used. We needed the little model! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. That is so cute. I'm sure your granddaughter is going to look adorable in it. Great idea.

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  23. It is soo cute. You did a great job. She will look so cute in it.

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  24. What a sweet dress! You are so clever, Marty!

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