Â Â I told you to stick around yesterday, right? And keep checking back? Today is the start of something I have wanted to do for a long time, and now getting organized has SERIOUSLY helped me pull everything together. Now I know that others have done this, and you may have heard of these before, but if you have girls in your family, these are cheap, easy, and absolutely fabulous when done. You can use up scraps of ribbon, pillowcases or sheets that don’t have a match anymore, and lace you buy for cheap at garage sales.
However, before I get a million seamstresses commenting about how I don’t do everything perfect or “the right way” I just want to make the disclaimer that I learned how to sew by trial, and have never read books on it or anything. Just did what looked right, and went from there. So if my seams are not perfect, my lines are crooked, whatever, give grace, please. 🙂
Each one of the dresses in the pics below was made from a pillow case or sheet I picked up from thrift stores or garage sales for around a quarter.
|preferably one with cute trim, of course….|
|Step 2: cut 8-10″ inches off of the “top” of the pillowcase,
with the top closed seam
|Step 3: cut a notch from the open seam to make the
|this is what it looks like opened out again….are you starting
to see the body of the gown?
|Step 4: the piece you cut off the bottom gets cut in half
to make two sections
|Step 5: take the strip that was the top of the case and
cut it in half to make the yokes
|Step 6: trim the short seam off and open up–these are
the two yokes, front and back…
|Step 7: now take the large body piece, and lay it out like this|
|Step 8: pin the armholes, or just use bias tape to make
this look nicer. I used what I had. 🙂
|both sides are pinned and ready to go….set aside|
|Step 9: now take the yoke pieces that were laid open and
pin the edges.Â The pinned edges will be the sides.
|Step 10: the other half of what you originally cut off the bottom
is now trimmed and cut lengthwise into two strips for straps.
Scraps that were cut off are laid on top for you to howlittle waste this has.
|Step 11: pin the cut pieces lengthwise for straps.
Sew all pinned pieces.
all the pieces that are needed for a pillowcase nightgown are right here