Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Lace Pillowcase Dress

I've never made a pillowcase dress before but i knew when i made one i wanted to make it a little different than the "traditional" pillowcase dress,and here is what i came up with. I was a little skeptical...but in the end i Love how it turned out!
I'm going to keep this post pretty simple just because i'm sure most or maybe all of you have made a pillowcase dress before.



I used some regular pink cotton fabric and some lace material and ribbon for the ties.



I cut the fabric approximately 22inches long by 20inches wide, since it ended up being a bit long i just hemmed the  pink fabric as needed.

Then i sewed just across the top, of the lace and the pink fabric to attach them together

Fold the whole thing in half right sides together and sew down the side.

Next i cut the armholes to the size i wanted and sewed bias tape onto the raw edges of  it.

And then folded down the top a 1/4: and then again about a 1/2" and sewed across (you can see the pins) this made the casing for the ribbon ties. I did this on both sides.


Then i threaded my ribbon pieces through with a safety pin and there we have a pillowcase dress!

But it doesn't stop there!
Next i made a simple belt using some elastic, sew on snaps and i also made a fabric flower to cover the snap.

And there you have it. I guess it could technically be 2 dresses a Pillowcase dress and then if you want it a little dressier you can add the belt.

Perfect.

Ribbon ties 



Smile and say CHEESE!....lol

Peeking through the mailbox.

So have you ever made a pillowcase dress before? If not maybe try giving it a different look!

Have Fun!

44 comments :

  1. wow that turned out super cute! I love all of Hailey's expressions. Her cheese face made me laugh. Fun to be able to peek out of the mail slot in the door. I would not even know that that dress was made from a pillowcase.

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  2. Super Cute! And no, I have NOT made one... yet;) I have two boys, but looks like my niece is getting something extra special for her birthday this year!

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  3. This must be the prettiest pillowcase dress I have seen!
    Love that smile!

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  4. I am in love! This will be my next pillowcase dress FOR SURE

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  5. So cute!! I would love for you to share on Blog Stalking Thursday! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/05/blog-stalking-thursday-40.html

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  6. Oh my goodness what a beautiful dress and such a darling little girl for your model :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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  7. Hi there! I am stopping by from the blog hop and am so loving your blog. I am now following you. Can't wait to go through all your cute stuff. Would love for you to stop by and say hi.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    www.blissfulanddomestic/com

    P.S.
    love this dress!

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  8. SWEET!!!! I love this! My sewing machine has been down for a while and I am having withdrawels! This dress makes them worse! :)
    I love it!
    Visiting from link party:)

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  9. wow, what a beautiful dress. I wish I could sew so I could make this for my little one. Glad I found your blog :)
    New follower from blog hop
    http://www.greatfamilyadventures.com

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  10. Wow! Now that is just plain cute as a button!

    New follower from the blog hop. I'd love to have you stop by and check out my blog. I host a Weekend Blog Walk that runs Friday night to Sunday, and I co-host Mom's Monday Mingle and Favorite Product Friday. I hope you can stop by and visit!

    Jessica @ http://www.athometake2.blogspot.com

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  11. I don't sew. But I was on blog stalker Thursday and saw your thumbnail and had to pop by. That dress is as adorable as the model!, I love it with and without the belt. Great job.

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  12. This is so pretty! Love the belt idea too.

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  13. How cute! I had a dress similar to that when I was little. Mine was blue, lol!:) Stopping by from the BHE blog hop! Hope to see you at my blog soon! Have a great weekend! :) http://acostaeveli.blogspot.com/p/5-day-blog-hop.html

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  14. Hi, how have you been? I love your little spin on the pillow case dress! Have a happy Mother's Day! visiting from DearCreatives.com

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  15. This is beautiful! What an excellent job! I only have boys, but this might be a good one for my nieces! Stopping by from Lovely Craft Home linky party

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  16. Just gorgeous and your little model is adorable!

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  17. That is the prettiest pillowcase dress I've seen! I tend to pass them up because they just don't appeal to me, but I LOVE this one!

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  18. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/05/show-your-stuff-23.html

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  19. Pretty--and I love the addition of that flower on there!

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  20. I like the addition of the belt! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!
    Also- I posted a special announcement on my blog today that I hope you'll check out, and I'm giving away a cute clutch over at Happy Hour Projects!

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  21. She looks adorable in her dress! We're so glad you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks for coming and we hope you'll be back. -The Sisters

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  22. This is adorable! Would love to have you share at my linky party {stringtownhome.blogspot.com}!

    So excited to be following you, now!
    heather

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  23. How adorable! And the dress is so cute too!

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  24. Adorable! Every little girl needs a pretty lace dress. So glad you shared this at Etcetorize!

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  25. No way!!! It looks like it came right out of a fashion magazine!! LOVE IT!! Fabulous job!!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!
    Please don't forget to add my button to your blog.

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  26. Super duper cute! I love the pink and white together.

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  27. Just darling and full of delightful details! Thank you for linking up last week to A Crafty Soiree. I've featured your project in this week's it will be up at midnight. Please come by to check it out :)

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  28. Adorable! The lace is so pretty, and I love the belt idea. Your little girl is darling!

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  29. Just wanted to let you know you're being featured this week so stop by and take a peek :)

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  30. That has to be the prettiest pillowcase dress I've seen. I love the fabrics you used, and the flower is perfect for it!

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  31. Very cute! I think the belt adds a sweet, vintage touch! I would love for you to link this up to "I Made This" at Grits & Giggles! http://gritsandgiggles.blogspot.com/2012/05/i-made-this-5.html

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  32. This dress is so cute! I really love the lace and the pink together! I would love if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/05/showcase-your-talent-thursday-7.html. I hope to see you there!

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  33. How adorable! And the dress is cute too! Thank you so much for linking up to Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  34. This is gorgeous! I want one in my size :) Love the lace on the pink!!!

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  35. This is just gorgeous! And who would have thought it was made from a pillowcase!?! I am featuring this tomorrow on the Pink Hippo Party ! Can't wait to see what you share next!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  36. This is so sweet & pretty, what a great take on the same old pillowcase dress. You stepped it up a notch-beautiful! Thank you for linking up your wonderful ideas & I hope you will stop by & link up to My Favorite Things Friday Party this week too! I look forward to what you have to share!
    XoXo
    Iffy

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  37. I'm so glad you link up at Etcetorize last week! I love your dress so much that I 'm featuring it at tonight's party. I hope you'll stop by to grab a featured button from the sidebar and link up again~ (http://etcetorize.blogspot.ca/2012/05/make-it-great-monday_20.html)

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  38. This is so cute! I love the belt. It adds so much to it! I'm pinning this!

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  39. It's so pretty!!! The lace, the pink, the BELT!!!! and of course the model is precious! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays, I'm featuring your take on a pillowcase dress today! I'm so glad you started linking up to my party and can't wait to see what else you bring!

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  40. You were featured!

    http://www.thesasselife.com/2012/05/crafty-sasse-wednesday-link-party-37.html

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  41. Great tutorial, and such a beautiful end result! I need some precious little girls to make this adorable dress for, now. Keep the great work coming!

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