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I know how to sew pretty well, but I simply don't have the time to spend doing complicated patterns. I have tons of knits and woven materials that I'd like to use to make my dd's some simple dresses for the summer. I'm talking A-line (read no fluffy ruffles, pleats, etc.) that I can mostly use my serger to make. I'm having difficulty finding a good pattern. I made up a dress tonight that was suppose to be a size 18 months and it looks more like a 4T.
Can anyone help me?
 

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This probably the simplest dress I've ever made!

It is basically just one pattern piece, you cut 2, the outer fabric and the lining fabric. Sew it rightsided together, turn it rightsides out, topstitch, add buttons and buttonholes (or you could even do velcro!) and you are done!!

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Thanks ladies! I've almost finished a pillowcase dress. It should have been a 20 min. project, but instead has been an all day project with 2 small children to care for.
 

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Originally Posted by triciaRN
Pillowcase Dress Variation Scroll down to June 23rd post.

I have made 7-8 of these and LOVE them. They are soo quick and cheap (~$2). I get my pillowcases from thrift stores and yard sales.

Tricia
Wow, I love this variation! I am making one of these tonight!!!!
 

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I have a super easy one, but it takes a little more time.

Cut a piece of fabric the length you want the dress (plus room for hemming the top and bottom.. I serge fold and stitch down..so like 1/2 inch to the top and to the bottom) and cut it twice the width of her chest size. The, serge the two raw edges togheter. Then, around the top edge, sew about 6-10 lines of "shirring" with elastic thread (just wind your bobbin with elastic thread.. stretching it as you wind.. it's very simple and inexpensive). Then, you can either make sraps by making your own mock bias tape, use ribbon, or buy bias tape.. sew one to each shoulder and tie halter style or sew to front and back.

This is seriously the easiest dress ever and my daughter loves them because she can dress herself since they are nice and stretchy. One takes me about 40 minutes to make and I'm slow.

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I made a pillowcase dress
It's Dd's first dress. I wish I had pics, I used a vintage sheet that's very pale yellow with yellow sunflowers and made the binding out of the same fabric. It turned out gorgeous. I used two narrow "grow stripe" type tucks near the hem as an accent.

I like how a toddler has room to move around in them without being drowned in fabric. I can totally see becoming obsessed with these
: and making them in a dozen different fabrics.

I want to make a little matching top & shorts set but I'm having trouble finding a shorts pattern I like.
 
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