7.04.2010

Big Girl Pillowcase Dress

I scored this totally awesome red, white and blue fabric a few weeks ago at a thrift store. It is a really loud, funky print.  When I pulled the fabric out of my bag to show Jason his response was "really?"  Oh yes Jason, really.   I just couldn't decided what to do with it.  Then, just like that, I decided that it would make the perfect 4th of July dress.  Of course, the question was how was I to sew it?  I pondered this for a while then I decided that I would make try to make adult version of  pillowcase dress.  I couldn't find tutorial a on how to make one for an adult so I just kind of made my own up.  I followed this tutorial for a kid dress as a guide.  Instead of using a ribbon I sewed a sash and made one gigantic bow (instead of two little bows).  Ridiculous bows make everything better.  I also thought omitting the ribbon made it look a little less like a kid dress. It was a super simple dress, it took me about an hour to make.  It isn't a very flattering dress.  I think it could use a belt.  I will say it is really comfortable.  I think this style dress would make a perfect maternity dress.  Not that I am pregnant.  I am NOT.  But, this dress is so full it could hide a great big baby bump.

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The cardigan helps the dress have a little more shape.  I like it better with the cardigan buttoned but here it is unbuttoned so you can see what the dress looks like.

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See how big that bow is? I love it.  Do you see what I am talking about with the whole maternity look?  It is really loose.  My bad posture doesn't help.  I think I might make another one to wear with a belt.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.

8 comments:

  1. Holy cow, Jaime. You are my hero.

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  2. It looks good I like it.
    love ya

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  3. Christina . .come over with a couple yards of fabric and some thread and I will teach you how to make one. Soooooo easy!!!!

    Thanks for the love!

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  4. That fabric would of been a great place mat or table runner! LOL No really! I'm not liking the cardigan I think it really needs a belt, however you did a great job!

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  5. I loooooooooooooove it! Very classy. I'd totally wear it.

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  6. Lovely Collection with nice designs, I really like your costumes and more informative post also sharing pretty design and comfortable fabrics for your affectionate baby's delicate skin, all dress gives off a suitable glow as a gives sweetest smile and making her seem as angel. The excellent selection of Flower Girl Dresses available to all baby and girls size.

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  7. Tinyexpressions10 August, 2012

    Did you make another with a belt?  I would like to see one with a sash that ties in the back or on the side..

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  8. How much fabric did you use? I would love to make one size 5/6..but have no idea how much fabric I will need...

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