Friday, March 13, 2009

Just a little something to throw on...

I got this on Wednesday during a trip to Hobby Lobby...



Isn't that yummy? I've already figured out which of my inks match these colors and stamped a lovely piece of cardstock all ready to be made into a card...

Anyway, I was inspired by my friend over at one-hip-mom to make a pillowcase dress. I found some instructions online but was a bit intimidated by the part about finishing off the armholes with binding tape or making your own binding tape. It sounded really complicated. So Ms. Lisa typed up her instructions and she didn't use a pillowcase...just two panels of fabric! So, on Wednesday after lunch while the kids were still at school I started on a dress. I had a few rough starts (actually had to pull out where I seamed the front and back panel together) and I couldn't work on it yesterday due to Buttercup not napping (and I had a raging migraine). I finished it just a few minutes ago and here's what it looks like...



I think it may be tea length on her right now, but it'll be adorable for a long time (if my wonky seams hold up that long!). I'm greatly impressed with myself and if you look on the sides (but please, not too close, I've got a little pucker on the left side) the polka dots even line up! Now I just have to figure out how she's going to wear it and not untie the bows. I think she'll be wearing this on Sunday with a little long-sleeved onesie underneath.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

YEAH!!! Adorable. I picked out that exact same fabric, but am using it for a pinafore. We have good taste!

Happy Daisy AZ said...

Adorable dress!

^starshine said...

Snarfle, careful as those dresses are addictive!!

I am going to suggest another website for a safer pillowcase dress as she does the neck much differently so the dress isn't a choking hazard.

I would also suggest not using fray check on the ribbon ends as you don't want Buttercup mouthing that stuff. Instead you can heat seal the ends of the ribbon using a lighter and this will permantely and physically seal the ends of the ribbon.

I've literally got just ton of ribbon supplies and knowledge if you ever need to pick my brain!! ;) I'm a phone call away! LOL!!

Here's that website...

http://rowena.typepad.com/rostitchery/a-safer-pillowcase-dress.html

Stephanie said...

That is the sweetest little thing ever!