Sunday, May 3, 2015

Pillowcase Dress


O is dress-obsessed.
She's been asking me for months to make her one, so when I saw these pillowcase dresses in a shop downtown, I decided to commit to this easy pattern.http://www.lbg-studio.com/2009/02/pillowcase-dress-tutorial-dress-girl.html
Though I love this scrap fabric I bought in a bargain bin, it's a bit of a boxy dress. It can be dressed up with a contrasting band at the bottom, or hemmed to a dressy shirt length to pair with bottoms.
They are seriously simple to create and being collected for girls in Uganda http://bebetsy.com/dresses-for-uganda/


This was my first attempt at biased tape (and it shows!)
After messing it up, I checked out a tutorial and learned to open the tape up to sew, as opposed to just folding it over the heavy fabric.

Then we watched this video of Drapo!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcTykuBQVQI&feature=share

EXPAND ON DRESS-MAKING
Snappy Toddler Top. http://www.prettyprudent.com/2010/05/baby-kid/snappy-toddler-top-free-downloadable-pattern-2/
Mermaid Skirt. http://thegirlinspired.com/2013/08/30-minute-mermaid-skirt-tutorial/#_a5y_p=1954834
Bubble Skirt. http://www.mesewcrazy.com/2011/03/jump-starting-madelines-spring.html
The Warhol Dress. http://www.danamadeit.com/2008/07/the-warhol-dress-pattern.html
Pillowcase Dress Etc. http://alittlegray.blogspot.ca/2011/03/dress-week-3-plus-some-extras.html
Pinafore Sweetness! http://smashedpeasandcarrots.com/little-girls-crossover-pinafore-pattern-and-tutorial/

Infinity Dress: the Original Drapo! (for mom & kids too) http://thediymommy.com/sew-an-infinity-dress-built-in-tube-top/

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