First of all, happy Easter, everyone! We've had a good morning, getting into our Easter goodies and talking about all the good things that Easter represents--resurrection of our Lord, Spring rebirth of all the animals and flowers, and, in our case, rebirth of some old pillow cases :)
|I picked up a couple pillowcases from Goodwill for about 50 cents each and|
matched them with some fabric from my stash. This is the first time I made
pillowcase dresses out of actual pillowcases.
|I let the girls choose which pillowcase they wanted for|
their own dress. (Luckily, they didn't both choose the
same one--that could have been a disaster!)
|I measured it against each girl for length and cut the "top" off the pillowcase.|
The open end made a nice pre-hemmed bottom. I cut some shallow indentations
for the arm holes, sewing a nice edge on them and finishing them like the
pillowcase dresses I made last spring. (Click on this link for more detailed
tutorial--there are links at the bottom of the post.)
|Not as frilly as most Easter dresses, but I think they look|
pretty sweet. The girls like them pretty well too, and that's
the most important thing.
|They seem pretty happy with the end result, even if they weren't too thrilled|
that Mama took a few minutes away from them to make their dresses.
|And not to neglect my son, but he did not get a pillowcase|
dress this year. Instead, he's rocking his white tuxedo
that we found on eBay for $5 last year. (He's too cool to
|Happy Easter, everyone!|