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Sweet and Simple Vintage Pillowcase Dress

By: Rebekah from potholesandpantyhose.com
Sweet and Simple Vintage Pillowcase Dress
Sweet and Simple Vintage Pillowcase Dress
This image courtesy of potholesandpantyhose.com

Whether they used feed sacks, flour sacks, or pillowcases back in the day, this dress tutorial follows tradition both in style and technique. Revive the thrifty practice of transforming every day, household items into clothing like the Sweet and Simple Vintage Pillowcase Dress. This is a great way to clean out the clutter in your closet and put your old pillowcases to good use. Vintage sewing patterns are very trendy right now, so this pillowcase dress pattern couldn't be more in style. You will not believe how easy and cheap it is to create this adorable little dress. If you do not have a vintage pillowcase to recycle, consider creating a simple rectange from some linen fabric before starting on this project instead.

Project Type: Make a Project

Time to complete: In an evening

Sewn by: Machine

Easy

If you like this vintage sewing pattern, you'll love Fashion of the 1950s: 41 Vintage Sewing Projects.

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As soon as I saw the photo, I had to look at the instructions. I used to make a lot of clothes from pillowcases years ago when I was a college student. It is time to do it again. This dress is adorable and perfect for the summer. I can always get vintage pillowcases at the second hand stores around me and if you have to buy them new, there are plenty of stores with sales on them. I have a dress form which will make fitting that much easier. In the summer it is always nice to have dresses like this. Thank you.

Many folks will associate pillowcase dresses with helping out those little girls in need in other countries... And of course, this is a wonderful way to contribute. This pattern would be great for the philanthropic purpose, as well as a lovely and simple addition for your hot weather wardrobe! Most likely, I less you are a girl, or teeny-tiny, you will need to use fabric or two pillowcases, but the dress is so lovely, why not give it a try? Fun and fabulous!

#Best Idea Ever After reading your tutorial I know that a friend and I will each be making one of these dresses following your fabulously written tutorial! Thank You so much for sharing this idea and pattern for those of us who are just starting to sew and really want to have a project that is a no fail project to do. I hope that you have a fantastic creative day!

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