I had been introduced to the Pillowcase Dress idea a while back on Clip With Purpose, a blog focused on Operation Christmas Child, but promptly put it out of my mind. After our move last year and my new "laundry room/sewing room" combo got set up I was ready to sew for kids in need and remembered Jessica's post and went "Googling" for pillowcase dress tutorials. That's when I stumbled upon my newest favorite blog: Sew Delightful!
|One of Suzanne's latest.|
|Before and after--inspiring me to sew more.|
My instructions are not for using pillowcases, but for using fabric. But they are easily adaptable for use with pillowcases. In the PDF file there are charts for fabric yardage as well as cutting instructions for sizes 1/2 thru 14. The instructions are based on Dress A Girl Around The World's standards which includes elastic in the top of the front and back. These dresses also use bias tape to finish the armholes and continue on to form the straps. Later I will share how to use ribbon for ties. Click on the image or the link below to see the PDF file. To see a step by step illustration of sewing a dress check out this post: How To Sew a Pillowcase Dress from Fabric.
To learn more about dressing girls in crisis visit:Check out this list of blog linkies I often link up to and check out the buttons near the bottom of this page for more blog linkies--a great source for new projects.
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