Happenings of my daily life....as a mother, business owner, and stay at home mom!

March 12, 2009

Patch Work Skirt & Pillowcase Dress

I've been pretty good on keeping up with my daily house chores...something I've not been all that great at. But I found making lists help TONS for me!! So yesterday I got my whole list done (almost except my laundry, which I decided to put off until today and am in the process of doing right now). Anyways, I got my whole list done that I was able to sew some while A was sleeping!! I finished one project and used up some scrap fabric to sew another.

First up A's new pillowcase dress:
I got the pillowcase for 10 cents from a garage sale and fell in love with it. I've had it since last summer and finally decided to turn it into something! :) I think it turned out really good. I'm not a huge fan of the huge ribbons on the shoulders (I would use a thinner ribbon next time).



Pardon the little model she wasn't real happy about modeling!

The next up is the patch work skirt:
I {heart} THIS!!!! I will definitely make another one! I tried one before but I couldn't get it to work, I was having problems with gathering (my sewing machine is pretty basic and I didn't have a stitch that worked all that well for gathering so my only other option was by hand (yuck)...until...I found the secret of gathering with elastic!

If you are interested in making one like this you can just head on over to Just Tutes where I got the tutorial you can find the tutorial here. If you love to sew this is a great place to get some easy tutorials (and they are all VERY cute).




Betsy said...

Love them both! Great job!

Shelvicious said...

I love both of them, they are adorable! I really love the pillowcase dress. My baby is due in July and I have been sewing diapers like crazy, I may have to branch out to dresses though!


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