my pillowcase dress…Posted: June 13, 2009
I have had this idea floating around in my head for a couple of months about how to alter a child’s pillowcase dress patter into an adult dress. a few weeks after i started contemplating it my friends and i were at american apparel and there was the dress! so cute, the straps are longer allowing you to make the dress look several different ways. well that got me startd i was determined to figure out how to make this dress! Finally today my hubby was home and played with the baby allowing me some time to sew so i got out my material and i began first by making a large pillow case…
then i cut out the arm holes and hemed the edges of them since i wouldn’t be using bias tape as i did before….
Then i hemed the top/center edge to make a casing for the tie… which i made by cutting strips of contrasting fabric and stitching the short ends together (i cut 2 and sewed them together to make them long enough) then i ran the tie through the casing and followed the instrunctions on american apparel for how to tie it.
this is the semi-final prodcut…. i need to recruit my fashion designer friend to help me give it a little shape right now its a little boxy especially for my hips!