Answers for the Make-to-Learn contest: One day I was searching through a pile of old Tshirts and rags in my basement, and found a practically untouched sheet set, in the rag pile because of a doggy-defiled bottom sheet. So the pillowcase was good as new! I sewed it (on a sewing machine, but with some patience it could be hand-sewn) into an charming night dress. I was feeling pretty flexible, so the specifics of the project fluctuated slightly as I was making it, a solely make-at-home, lazy weekend type of project. I was surprised how open-ended it could be, so if I did it again, I would try switching up some of the specifics (i.e. hem length, shaping, buttons instead of elastic, etc.). I'm really proud of how easy it was to pull off, and I hope that other people think so too!
(This is my first instructable, so feedback would be greatly appreciated!)
Step 1: Materials
• Sewing scissors
• Elastic (optional but recommended) (I used 1/2 inch wide elastic)
• Iron (optional but recommended)
• Sewing machine with buttonhole maker (again, optional but recommended)
• Seam ripper (not pictured)
Step 2: Cutting for the casing and fitting
Cut off about a one-inch strip from the narrow edge of the pillowcase opposite from the hemmed opening, in order to create a tube. To adjust the length of the dress, vary the width of the cutoff edge.
If necessary, you can adjust the width of the dress by cutting a strip off of the long edge of the pillowcase and sewing the edge in closer.