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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Pillowcase Dress

On my last trip to Grimmwood, my sister told me that she had a project for me to finish. Leta had found a pillowcase dress kit and Mother was doing the embroidery for it. My job was to finish it up for granddaughter, Audrey. Thanks to my Home Economics Major friend, Sandy, and her tip of some you tube tutorials, I finished it this afternoon.

Here is a close up of Mother's stitches. I hope I can stitch as well as she does when I am turning 88. Mother will be 88 on August 11th.

I used one of Audrey's tank tops as a pattern for the arm holes. I made a casing at the top and inserted the pink ribbons. I left them a bit long because you can always shorten them but you cannot make them longer.

it is a precious little dress, perfect for these hot summer days.  If you have a special little girl in your life, there are several tutorials on how to put together this type of dress.  I finished this up in about 30 minutes doing it by hand as my sewing machine has been eating fabric!! Hand sewn makes it special.:)

12 comments:

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

That is so pretty and I love easy!!!

Mary said...

This is so sweet Arlene, first time I ever saw a Pillowcase dress. Your so fortunate to still have your Mom and her embroidery is lovely.

Beemie said...

Absolutely adorable dress. My mother taught me to cross on a pillowcase when I was a child, brings back great memories.

Sandy said...

Arlene, your mother's stitches are amazing. She is the queen of embroidery. You need to shop the thrift stores for an old machine and then find a good "old" repairman to fix it up. The old ones are way better than the newer ones unless you are going to go real expensive and then I have to tell you that even with those they are finicky. For just plain sewing, I love my college one and Mom's old one.
The dress is adorable!!!!

Sandi said...

CUTE dress, Arlene!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Isn't that precious! Makes me wish we could wear little girl dresses too. I have a pattern for a doll that wears a pillowcase dress. I love the pretty ribbons you used!

Robin in Virginia said...

Your Mother's stitching is gorgeous and your turning into a dress is fabulous, Arlene. What a sweet dress for Audrey!

Carol said...

Oh, is that adorable, Arlene! I love that both you and your mom had a hand in making it :)

Mrs.T said...

What an heirloom! Audrey will look so sweet in it!

I hope that I can still embroider when I'm your mother's age. She does beautiful work.

Dianna said...

What a treasure for Audrey! You did such a nice job, Arlene. Bless your sweet mother for her part in the special dress.

Gina said...

Arlene, I am your newest follower. I have returned (as MacArthur would say). I love the little pillowcase dress and the fact that it is handsewn makes it that much sweeter!

Terri D said...

What a precious, precious summer dress!! Beautifully done and one to be tucked away someday and kept for another little girl.