Saturday, August 4, 2012

Two Little Pillowcase Dresses

Before I left for my trip last month, I managed to squeeze out two little pillowcase dresses for the daughters of two of my friends who both turned One in June.

C Dress full

P Dress













I know Pillowcase dresses don't really involve much of a pattern, but since I was making these without any actual measurements, I decided to purchase a pattern that had a measurement chart for ages 0-5T.

Remember, I am a mom of boys, so girl sizes and such are totally lost on me.

I think they turned out great.  My only pain in the whole process what having to do the rolled hems on the armholes by hand - meaning, without the aid of a handy Rolled Hem Foot.  For some reason, my sewing machine didn't come with one!


C Dress rolled hem


It took me an hour to do the arm hem on the first dress - pressing, measuring, pressing and measuring again, pinning the heck out of it, then trying to sew it neatly.

Fortunately, I got the technique down pretty well and the second one didn't take me nearly as long.

 However, the experience made me positive that my next purchase for my dear Bernina will be a Rolled Hem Foot!

I'm probably a lot late linking up today, but still...Linking up to:

 

Creations by Kara

11 comments:

  1. I love love love the one with the ruffle.

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  2. Gorgeous little dresses, especially the one with the two ruffles!!!

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    1. Pam, I was just on my way over to your site to link up! :)

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  3. Very Cute Dresses! I found you from one of the linky parties.

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  4. That's such a pretty dress! Love the fabrics and the colors! Lovely! Liz

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  5. They are so lovely! Great fabric choices!

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  6. Oh my goodness...I LOVE those cute dresses! That fabric is fabulous!

    Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'. I'll be featuring you tomorrow, so be sure to stop by and grab a 'featured' button!

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  7. The dresses are adorable. My granddaughters would love them.

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  8. Hi! I've got a sewing series opportunity I would like to share with you. can;t seem to get your e-mail from this page... Shoot me an e-mail at nap-timecreations {@} hotmail.com if you want more info!

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