PillowCase Dress instructions
# You need a shirt and a pillow case cut to the length you want for a dress.
# I serged the top of the pillow case (where it was cut) to prevent fraying, and then did a baste stich with the machine (longest length, 0 width, left each end open)
# Then I gathered the material by carefully pulling it over the string all around the waist
I continued gathering until I had reached the width of the shirt I was using
I flipped the right sides together (skirt is inside out in this picture) and pinned around the waist to hold in place aprox 2 inches below armpit line
I sewed with a straight stich (aprox 2.5 length) around the waist with the bottom of shirt facing machine. You can do this twice for added security if you'd like
I hemmed the bottom and added some lace to this example because it was actually just fabric, but with the other pillow case dresses pictured below, I just left the pillowcase bottom as is.
Okay, I found the perfect craft for my shortage of time!
This is my first run (mom walked me through it!) and it is so simple. I just took an old retro looking pillow case an a shirt from the girls closet, I cut the pillow case in half, but left it together at the side and hem seams. I then turned right sides together, gathered, and sewed!
Viola ! A cute dress!