Saturday, June 12, 2010

Reversible Pillowcase Dress

Last week, I found a great free tutorial on From an Igloo for a reversible shirt. It looked easy to make and really cute. So I thought that I would give it a try and started looking through my stash of fabrics. I came across some pillowcases that I purchased 3 years ago! When I first started sewing for my little girls one of the most basic beginner patterns was for a simple pillowcase dress. Well I guess I purchased these and never got around to doing anything with them. I thought that they would be perfect for this project.

I followed the tutorial but only worried about the strap and chest measurements. Other than that I just held the pillowcases up to my girls and thought it looked about right for width and length. I just cut a small strip off of the sewn together end to open it up. Then I cut off the cuff at the other end and used this fabric for the straps.

I didn't even have to sew the side seams for the dress because they were already done! I also decided to use bias tape for the bottom so that I didn't have to worry about folding up my hems exactly even. This project was super easy and my girls are thrilled that the dresses are reversible! Thanks so much to Christine for her great tutorial and please be sure to check out her blog.

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