Make a Pillowcase Dress without the Pillowcase

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I have seen recent posts out there for how to make a pillowcase dress. but not one that gives in great details every step in how to make one. So here are the full complete instructions for how to make a pillowcase dress and how to make one without a pillowcase. So lets get started,
Items you will need:

  •  a light weight cotton
    ***half yard “for infant” 3/4 yard for toddler or a yard to two yards depending on how tall your child is.***
  • You will also need to buy another light weight cotton if you are planning on doing a layer inside the dress for finishing touches.
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Pins
  • Measuring tape
  • Safety pin
  • Your child
  • Thread

Directions:

Take your measuring tape and measure your child from shoulders to knees or to however long you want the dress to be. write it down. Then measure your child from one side of the torso to the other. You will then add 4-8 inches or more depending on how wide you want your dress to be. Here you can be a little bit more lenient on.

Next you will want take the length that you just measured and place it on your fabric. You will want to add anywhere between an 2-4 inches on the top and 4-6 inches on the bottom. You will need this for hemming later

Next lay your fabric on a clean smooth surface

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Cut it to the size you would like to to make your dress
Here is what your pattern should look like
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Cut your fabric like so, with one of the arms holes cut out.
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Then fold your fabric in half.
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Now cut the other arm hole. Now your arm holes will be the same size.
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Next you will want to zig zag all the edges to keep the fabric from fraying
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Now take your fabric and pin it together.if you have 2 layers this will mean that you will be sewing 4 fabrics together I used a 1/2 inch seam.
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Once you have sewn them together. It should look like this.
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Now you will want to do a small seam for the arm holes I used a 1/4 seam
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Now fold the neck over to create a band for the ribbon to be laced through on the front and the back.
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Next place the almost made dress on your child and pin the bottom hem up as high as you would like it to go on your child. Then sew the bottom hem. I did a wide band because I thought it looked a little cuter. It will leave me room to lower the hem later when she gets taller.
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Here is the dress all ready for the ribbon to go through the top band.
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Once you have sewed your dress all together grab a safety pin and put through the end of your ribbon. and lace it through the the neck band. Once you have the length you need for the ribbon you want and you have tied a cute bow, go ahead and cut the ribbon diagonally to help prevent it from  unraveling. You can also use a special glue to put on the ends to prevent it from doing that too.
Now here is the finished product, Dress pictured here will fit a 3-6 month old.
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Posted on August 9, 2013, in DIY - Do It Yourself, Money Saving Ideas, Up-Cycle and Reuse and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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