Picture of Pillow case dress/top from Valerie
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!)
Eleanore16 months ago

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 :)

hubermel5 years ago
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?
aimeee5 years ago
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.
chinchymork6 years ago
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. . .
canida6 years ago
That looks great, and so easy!