Monday, March 3, 2008

pillowcase dress



Here is one of the recent sewing projects I completed. It is a pillowcase dress I made for Scarlet to wear this summer. The pillowcase is from Kate and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to do this project. She had a fabric giveaway about a month ago and I won one of the 2 fabric piles.

The dress could also be a top once it is too short so perhaps it could work next summer too. We will see. This was a very simple and fast project. I found the directions here.



To my surprise, I received a package from Carrie on Saturday and was ecstatic to find that she sent these 4 vintage pillowcase. I had left a ' oh woe is me' type comment on her blog about how I never get to go thrifting anymore. Carrie always finds such great things. She also included buttons, a Holly Hobbie pincushion (!), some bias trim, some really cute vintage children's clothing patterns and a retro craft/cook book that is too much and had me laughing out loud several times. Thanks again Carrie!

6 comments:

amy said...

very cute dress. and what a great gift of pillowcases. i am jealous!

carrie said...

you're so welcome! glad you enjoyed the book:)

Jenn said...

very cute dress! Great idea...I may have to try this...

the creatist said...

this is soo cute.. vey very neat!know what? I made a skirt out of pillowcase..for myself.. but this is even greater idea(http://thecreatist.wordpress.com/2008/02/10/the-adventures-of-the-happy-pillowcase/)

kate said...

omg, it looks amazing!! those other pillowcases are great.

Jennifer said...

I just made one of these last week but i didn't use an acual pillow case. I used fabric instead. They are really easy and very cute!