Sewing for children has become a passion, along with learning new techniques and spreading the word about how awesome sewing can be. Learn about sewing, crafting and even a little about me and life in general.
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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 have had a dental problem this week and not felt up to snuff, even with Fall Break being this week, I have had to push myself to accomplish anything. Well after checking my comments, I feel tons better!
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Have you ever had one of those days when you just wanted to kick yourself? Well I had one of those last weekend! I had made a darling Tennessee Vol set encluding a dress made of Tennesse Vol fabric, an orange and white Korker ribbon elastic headband, and a Tennessee Vols plush blanket for my grand-daughter's baby shower and forgot to take a picture of it before I wrapped it. I was so angry with myself, but I decided I could just take a picture when she opened it. Well, what is the saying about best laid plans? I didn't want to just take a photo of my gift so I was busy taking all kinds of photos and before she was able to open my gift my camera's battery died. So..there you have it, really wanted to kick myself in the butt!
The shower was awesome tho and I did get some great photos. She received so many beautiful and useful things and she and her husband, plus the two grands and the one Great Grand..me, were very happy and excited.