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« on: March 24, 2009 11:00:05 AM »

this is my first pillowcase dress.

i read two tutorials and just kind of winged it.  i used measurments from here http://rowena.typepad.com/rostitchery/a-safer-pillowcase-dress.html
which oddly enough were way to big for my 18m niece... but this person has made dresses for a much smaller baby with these measurments and from the pictures, they fit well....

i also looked at this http://www.jenleheny.com/pillowcase-dress-instructions
which is for bigger sizes.

heres the finished dress

a close up of one of the arms

and a close up of the chest, which i had some issues with.

the whole dress is hand stitched, because i couldnt get to my sewing machine. it took about a week of on and off stitching.
i had to make the elastic ( i used ribbon because i had no elastic ) 3.5 inches instead of the 6" the tute called for. i also had to take the whole thing in about an inch on the left and right... to make the arms fit right...

anyone have better measurments for  12-18m size pillow case dresses ( ive figured out the arm hole measurments, i just need to decide on the chest measurments )  i plan on making another for my nieces birthday and it needs to fit correctly and look nice, since its a gift

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009 11:30:12 AM »

You did an awsome job!!

I feel like a dork tho, in your question thread I posted about doing that exact variant. =)

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009 08:26:06 AM »

lol , i wasnt really clear on what i was doing in my question thread.  i should posted pictures there. 

your post did help me out though .. i think ive got it straightened out in my head now.  i just gotta wait for a day when me and my son arent both sick , lol.  if its not one thing its another.  ive got untill may to make this thing though, and it could be done in a day if i had to do it.

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