Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pillowcase Dress!

Cameron, Brylee, Carson
Today is my niece's birthday. She is turning the big 3! Yay!
She is the most adorable little girl, and I wanted to make sure
that she had an adorable little dress
to go with her big personality. So I made her a pillowcase dress.

Normally you would use an actual pillowcase to make this dress,
but I decided to make a paneled dress. So I kind of made my own pillowcase, 
and then made the dress. Wooh!
Maybe I should of just found a pillowcase. 
Just Kidding. . .it was so worth it!

I used 5 different patterns of fabric for this dress. And there 
are 16 panels all around the dress.
The strip I made for the bottom of the dress is much longer than I
 anticipated it to be, so I hemmed it 
afterwards, and made it shorter.

I was going to give the step-by-step instructions on how to make it,
but I decided that would be a really long post, and well, Yah. It would be a really
long post, like I said before.

Once again the dress turned out longer than I anticipated, but I hemmed it later on!

Edit on May 2, 2012:
Here is the hemmed up version, and
with Brylee wearing her new dress.
And of course with a wide grin!

If anyone is interested in me making one for them, contact me
at betsy.brogren@washburn.edu, or make
a comment on this post with your email, and I can contact you.

Happy Birthday Brylee!

Sunflower Progress:

Just over a week ago I planted sunflowers along my fence-line.
Click here to view that post >>> Sunflowers

And now they are starting to sprout. Yay!

I will keep you posted on how they progress, if I can keep the bunnies from nibbling on them!
Any suggestions on how to keep them away from the sunflowers?


  1. Yay for little sprouts! I can't wait to see how big they get! The dress for Brylee turned out DARLING! I love the fabric!

    1. Thanks! I'm super excited the sunflowers are going to make it this year!

  2. That dress is super cute! I love how Cameron is your model for everything!

    1. I'm glad that she is willing to be my model, because I would look pretty silly wearing the pillowcase dress myself! Hehe!


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