I am in denial. Summer is NOT almost over. I swear it just started here in the Pacific Northwest! Hopefully September will be beautiful and we'll get an extra month of sunshine. One can only hope. Maybe if we make more summer clothes we'll trick the sun into staying around. . .
We couldn't resist posting this adorable summer frock made from--get this--a vintage pillowcase! Another chance to "restyle" something. We found these at the antiques flea market, two for $5. They have beautiful crocheted edges that must have taken painstaking hours to create. Gorgeous! And if it seems too late for this breezy beauty, think how cute it would be on a big girl with a long-sleeved shirt over a pair of jeans! We threw together a quick tutorial so you can make one of these before sweater-weather arrives. . .
Girls Pillowcase Dress
What you'll need:
*Vintage pillowcase (or any pillowcase you want, really)
*Coordinating bias tape and thread
*2 yards of ribbon of your choice, cut into two-1 yard pieces
Okay, let's get started.
1. Fold a clean and ironed pillowcase in half lengthwise.
2. On the top sewn edge, cut off the top and cut armholes on the side. (We’re not giving exact measurements because each child is different. Make sure you have an idea of how long and big the sleeves should be according to the size of the child.)
3. Sew bias tape to the armhole sections of the dress using a zig-zap stitch.
4. Turn pillowcase inside out and fold down the top two times on each side and iron. The amount you fold down will depend on the size of the ribbon you choose to use. Sew near the outer edge of the fold, leaving enough room for your ribbon to slide through.
5. Attach a safety pin to the end of your ribbon and thread a piece through each side. Turn pillowcase right-side out. Tie the ribbons together in a bow. Voila!
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