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AndreaDeniell
« on: February 27, 2009 06:24:00 AM »

I came across a tutorial (or 15) for a pillowcase dress and since i'm on a dress kick latly decided to give it a try.
They are SO easy!! The fabric was looking too plain by itself so I thought it needed something extra, thus the applique.
What do you think?


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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2009 07:15:40 AM »

That's really beautiful!  I love the appliques.  I'm curious about the green fabric for the tree top, it looks really unusual!
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2009 07:40:54 AM »

That is so super cute! Because I'm horrible with visuals, what size is it approximately? I may have to make one for my little girl! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2009 07:49:34 AM »

That is so super cute! Because I'm horrible with visuals, what size is it approximately? I may have to make one for my little girl! Smiley

Nymeria, pillowcase dresses are so easy to do from scratch, sans pillowcase.  It's just a rectangle of two pieces of fabric cut to the size you need, just don't forget your seam allowances. 

Here's a couple of  tutorials so you can see how they are done.

http://www.jenleheny.com/pillowcase-dress-instructions

http://www.aroomsomewhere.net/2007/07/pillowcase-dress-tutorial.html

They are so seriously easy to make and are so cute on little girls, you'll be whipping these up in no time.
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009 07:55:12 AM »

Holy cow I think I know what I'll be doing all summer long!!  Shocked Thank you very much for sharing. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2009 04:49:14 AM »

this one fit my 3 year old and my 5 yr old (yes, their boys, no I didn't make it for them to wear, their my manequins,  Roll Eyes )... Having the ribbon makes it quite a bit more adjustable. Though I made the armholes a bit too big, which isn't a problem if you wear a tee shirt underneath.  They are Really easy though, you'll have a blast making them!

The green fabric is just a basic type, but it has a tie dyed look to it.

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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2009 07:26:51 AM »

Andrea, for the arm holes, I always measure from the bottom of where the ribbon casing will be, 2" in and 3" down from the edge of the fabric, and then round out the corner.  The arm should be just right then.
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2009 08:33:08 AM »

Thanks. Is that a general rule for any armhole, or just for the 3-5 yr. sizes?
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2009 08:07:17 AM »

I had to look hard to remember where I got those measurements from but I found it!

It was on this tutorial.

http://www.andersonsplace.net/sewing/pillow_case_dress.htm

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For sizes 2T and below cut 1.5" in and 3" down.
For sizes 3T and 4T cut 2" in and 4" down
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2009 08:49:46 AM »

That is cute!
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