July 19, 2012

Things of Pinterest: the Pillowcase Dress


When I was a kid my mom made sure I knew how to sew.  I was actually pretty good at it, but it's a skill that sits dormant in my life for lots of reasons.  Yet every once in awhile I feel a sewing itch - kind of like when you're wearing a wool sweater and you just have to rip it off and run through a raspberry patch naked to satisfy the tremendous need to scratch.  Except maybe not quite so dramatic.

Lately I don't have time to sew anything major, so I decided that it would be fun to make a pillowcase dress out of an actual pillowcase - it's some seriously easy and fast sewing, plus I'd never made one before.  But I wanted to get creative with it, so I scoured Pinterest for ideas.  These are my favorites:


http://www.aestheticnest.com/2011/07/sewing-double-layer-pillowcase-dresses.html
This double layered pillowcase dress is awesome - the bottom layer is silky.  And I totally love the colors and style.



http://watchoutforthewoestmans.blogspot.com/2011/09/pillowcase-dress-tutorial.html
I hadn't thought of adding a belt to a pillowcase dress before, but holy moly - EASY.  And look how cute it is.



http://bridgetbaxter.blogspot.ca/2012/04/pillowcase-nightgown-tutorial.html
These nightgowns are kind of like cheating because they're not actually made out of pillowcases.  But I love them anyway because they use the same concepts and would be perfect for my 9 year old (or me).  And they look majorly comfy, right?



http://icandyhandmade.blogspot.com/2011/02/icandy-plenty-of-pretty-pillowcase.html
Pillowcase dresses with sleeves!  These would make great nightgowns or lightweight summer dresses.  And the top left one?  I LOVE IT.


And now, if anyone needs to find me, I'll be searching all the second hand stores in the state looking for perfect pillowcases to use!

Check out our Pinterest boards to see more of our favorite things (we even have a board called "sew lovely" with more sewing ideas)!

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