There are a lot of *beautiful* gently used pillow cases out there... unfortunately, when you buy used you can never guarantee a matched pair for your bed. But I pick the pillow cases up every so often anyhow, with this dress in mind. And the pattern is seriously so simple, that it could easily be a first sewing project.

Step 1: Materials you need:

1 standard sized pillow case with a decorative edge or a great fabric
1 package 1/2 or 1/4 inch coordinating bias tape
a sewing machine
matching thread
a shirt (for a pattern... will not be cut up!)
<p> made it for dress a girl when i was in year 7 and have to say it was a very easy dress aswell as being supere practical :)</p>
This is such a cute idea! I can't wait to make one! My daughter loves to wear dresses but they are not practical given her "tom-boy" nature. So these will be great to wear with pants and make her feel "dressy" at the same time. Question: For the instruction-reading-challenged among us -- by "top" of the pillowcase do you mean the hemmed (open) end or the sewn (closed) end?
Both the shirt and your model are adorable! This reminds me of how when my grandma made us pajama pants out of old rice sacks.
.<br/>That actually looks really easy to wear.... especially in summer.<br/><br/>Except in Straya we have super deadly intergalactic death raze from the sun, that burn everything to death between the hours of 9 to 5.<br/><br/>Hence the choice eventually comes down to shoulderless dresses or shoulderless women with melanoma eating their bodies away...<br/><br/>Living in the Highest Skin Cancer Country in the World... It's a full on campaign to stay out of the sun in the higher UV levels of the day, to stay covered up, to wear sun smart clothing... etc..<br/><br/>Me thinks that dress would look so much better with shoulder covers and a hat.<br/><br/>Melanoma is the most common form of life threatening cancer in 15 to 24-year olds. (in Australia)<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.perthcosmeticsurgery.com.au/skin_Cancer_melanoma_surgery_of_the_head_neck_gallery.do">http://www.perthcosmeticsurgery.com.au/skin_Cancer_melanoma_surgery_of_the_head_neck_gallery.do</a><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.darksideoftanning.com.au/">http://www.darksideoftanning.com.au/</a><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.sunsmart.com.au/">http://www.sunsmart.com.au/</a><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.sunsmart.com.au/protecting_others/for_parents">http://www.sunsmart.com.au/protecting_others/for_parents</a><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenkuhl/438324910/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenkuhl/438324910/</a><br/>
dobby the house elf! haha
I had the same idea when I saw the entry.
I lol'd. Give her some socks and she'll be all set. Awesome 'ible! Clever recycling.
That is adorable! I wonder how one would look cinched with a belt. . .
That looks great, and so easy!

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