Friday, June 18, 2010

Spring Fling Pillowcase Dress

I completely hand stitched this dress in a Residence Inn we stayed at in Memphis. I was bored and had brought some sewing supplies with me so I figured why not!? It's made from a 50 cent pillow case, about 10 cents worth of vintage lace from a thrift store and some green remnant fabric that I think cost me $1.20, but I only used about 3/4ths of it. The buttons were on sale at Jo Ann's about a year ago and were 20 cents. Grand total of approx $1.70. It's made from a 1960's pattern I had with me. I really liked the exterior fabric, The crisp white and bright flowers really got me. I simply cut the pieces and made it as the instructions said to. The only things I did differently was to add the lace trim on the dress and to substitute drawstrings in the bloomers for elastic. to do this all I had to do was to make the "string" out of the floral fabric by folding it over twice and sewing it down.




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5 comments:

  1. ooo! i LOVE this!!! especially because you made it out of a pillow case!! awesome idea!

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    ps. TTTC? i have been racking my brain and couldn't figure it out...

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  2. One lovelier than the other!

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  3. I don't know what TITC means, lol sorry?


    Thanks you guys!

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  4. Oh, I love the floral pattern. And the design that crosses over in the back ... lovely!

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  5. That is ten kinds of adorable. That you did it all by hand makes it absolutely awesome.

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