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This is the easiest dress ever and takes only ten to twenty minutes from cutout to finish! Even though it is called the pillowcase dress, I actually made this one from a remnant I had. I plan on donating a dress like this dress to the Little Dresses for Africa Charity. Here is a link to their website.
This dress is cut to fit a size 2 ( a child about 2 years old). I cut a rectangle 19 by 21 (21 being the length). The pattern on the website is made from an actual pillowcase and does not cut out the armholes, just leaves an unstitched area at the top of each side seam to fold under and stitch for the arm area,( here is a link to the directions for the dress using a pillowcase on the website) I personally do not like the looks of that style, so I cut a wedge about 31/2 inches across at the top and angling down to nothing to the side ( about 4 or 5 inches long). I just eyeballed it, no particular measurements.
With wrong sides together, I serged the side seams with a narrow seam, …
I Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and had the opportunity to enjoy it with family and friends.
My daughter and I did a little Black Friday shopping. We did not go at midnight or even 3am or 4am, but probably walked into our first department store around 7:30am. I don't believe there is anything that could drag me out any earlier than that! I did get a little of my shopping done but still have quite a bit more to do. Hope all of you had a pleasant experience if you did wonder out before the crack of dawn, from the news reports a few terrible incidents did occur.
My stepdaughter from North Carolina came in for Thanksgiving and because she will not be able to come home for Christmas we celebrated Christmas early with her family and my other stepdaughter's family. I have to say the pillowcases were a big surprise and the grands seemed to like them very much! :)
Last weekend I made a scarf out of the Chenille-It Blooming Bias Tape. I purchased mine here. I had…
I can't even imagine where I would be without all the help I have received from Nancy. No matter what the problem, I could always find helpful information about how to rectify it. Be it through her blog, her books or the many videos, she always offered new and exciting information along with helpful tips for all kinds of sewing problems.
I started watching Sewing With Nancy in the early 1980's. I never missed a Saturday morning (my children did not appreciate the fact they were missing some of their beloved cartoons).With coffee and pencil and paper in hand, I was in do- not- disturb mode for thirty wonderful minutes! The information she could cover in that short amount of time was amazing and I quickly found myself living for each new episode. I am still a fan and pray they do not replace her show, but continue to show reruns for a very long time. She was by far the best. All the present and future beginner sewist are going to miss out on so much.