Check out my version of a Pillowcase Dress I found on the internet, I made it my weekend project. I loved how it came out and was cheap and very easy to make. This dress can be worn by all ages and is weather ready. It can be worn with bloomers underneath for the summer or in the winter with a long sleeve shirt and pants underneath. I will give this as a gift to a relative for a birthday party next weekend. Hope she likes it.
1 yard of 45" fabric
2 yards of grosgrain ribbon or satin if you'd like (I bought a little more for a hair bow)
Let's get started:
1. Match the selvage edges of your fabric, press the fold and cut the fabric along the fold. You should have 2 equal sections
2. Press a 1/4" hem along each of the long edges of the front and the back. Fold over and press again to eliminate any raw edges. Stitch each hem.
3. Press down 1/4" along the top (the edges that was the fold) of the front and the back. Press down another 1" to form the casing. If you are using larger ribbon. you will need to make a larger casing. Stitch.
4. With the right sides together, stitch the front and the back together starting at the bottom and stopping about 5 ½” from the top to leave an opening for the armholes. Go over the top of this stitch multiple times to prevent the seam from pulling apart.
5. Press open the seams of the inside of the dress.
6. Press the hem on the bottom of the dress about 1”, and then press up another 1” so that no selvage edge is visible. Stitch hem.
7. Cut your grosgrain ribbon into 1 yard strips. Apply fray check to the ends of the ribbons to prevent fraying.
8. Run the ribbon through the casing. Pull an equal amount of ribbon out of each end. Stitch the ribbon in place in the middle of the casing. Go over the stitch at least twice. Repeat the process for the back of the dress.
**I sewed ribbon at the bottom of this dress to give it a more prissy look, but you can make it without.