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Thread: Anyone made a pillowcase dress?

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    Super Member Beachbound's Avatar
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    My daughter wants to learn to sew & wants to make a pillowcase dress for my granddaughter. Has anyone made these? Is it a good first project? Anyone have a pattern or guide line for me??? Help! She had trouble sewing burp cloths :oops:

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtuGUB-jsH8

    Here are a couple of links to help you explain it to her. The You Tube video seems very helpful.


    If she is looking for a very simple starter project you might want to consider some the pre-smocked fabrics for sale right now. The have beautiful spring colors. One straight seam and two straps and you'd have a cute sundress.

    Good luck!

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    i wow i love this pattern, i hav made alot of these! I will look for the pattern for you!!

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    I wish I would have known this 38 - 40 yr.s ago when my girls were little. Of course, then they didn't have all the pretty pillowcases they have now.

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    I have made several pillowcase dresses for my granddaughters(4 granddaughters) and my daughter gave me the pattern. I just looked on line and I found 2 sites that might help you- www.jenleheny.com/pillowcase-dress-instructions and www.everythingsewing.net/pillowcase_dress_how_to.htm. I even made my own pillowcases so that I could make my granddaughters dresses out of the same material. Hope this helps.

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    The is a thread here for pillowcase dresses for Haiti orphans:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-35230-1.htm

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    Those are cute - I made my daughters tee shirt dresses. Simply gather then sew fabric to the bottom of a plain tee shirt and embellish the tee shirt as desired.

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    thank you for posting the web add, I can make my grand daughter some of those.

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    My daughter is making them for her 8 mos. old daughter. My sweet little grand daughter.
    She is doing a great job and they are a good project to begin sewing.
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