Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pillowcase Dress

Good Friday found me without an Easter dress for my oldest daughter.

(What? Procrastinate? Not me!)

For Chloe, I had an adorable hand-me-down dress I wore as a girl
that was hand-smocked by my lovely (and much craftier than I) Aunt Cindy
But Bailey had nothing. Not even a pattern.
So I scavenged through my sewing area and found the makings for this.

I thought about dying one of my white sheets pink
(I always have a stash of white sheets for sewing-they really come in handy)
but found a pink cotton that saved me the time.
I found pink ruffle edging at Goodwill last week for less than $1
and used those for the straps (I still have a couple yards left, too!)
Then I pulled out one of my vintage embroidered pillowcases and made a little apron.
I love how everything came together!

I have a few more pillowcases that my
wonderful mother has found for me over the years
and after seeing how sweet Bailey's dress turned out,
I can't wait to put the others to good use.

Perhaps matching dresses
like the tutorial found here.
Pillowcase Dress

Or maybe I could put together something like

Isn't that lamb the sweetest?!

Or maybe I'll make a skirt
for Bailey with a sweet little vintage sheet
layered underneath
Two Matching Vintage Floral Twin Flat Bed Sheets with Pink and Orange Flowers

So many fun ideas!
I'd better get to work...


  1. Oh my goodness, Em!!! Her dress is sooooooo adorable!! So much better than matchy-matchy. I love how sweet they look in the picture they're together :) You are very creative and have a great eye for putting it together! Can't wait to see what else you make!

  2. I am so happy to read this...I just read your family blog and was wondering when in the world you found time to smock Chloe's dress!

  3. So cute. I love the retro feel to them. Great job.