Wednesday, May 27, 2009

See Mama Sew

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So I decided to try my hand at pillowcase dresses. Pork Chop could use some new nighties (I'm not exactly sure when her legs became a mile long, but they are.) And the other two, well, they're just so cute how could I not. I'm feeling lazy so I'm not going to bother linking to a tutorial. Just google "pillowcase dress tutorial" and roughly eleventy billion links will come up. All of them say about the same thing: cut a "j" for the armholes and stitch that bad boy up! They're quick and easy. My only word of advice is to ignore the people who say to double fold and stitch the armholes. You'll save yourself a world of frustration if you use binding instead.

This is the only one actually sewn from an old pillowcase.

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It was intended to be a nightgown but Pork Chop loved it so much she wore it to a church activity last night. She told every one "Can you believe she made this with a pillowcase?" I'm glad she likes it.

This was sewn with just regular fabric.

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Lucky for me it is easy to duplicate the shape of a pillowcase. I asked Bird if she would like a nightgown, a dress, or a shirt and she choose a shirt.

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It might be a smidge on the short side. The length is perfect now, but might be too short next week. *shrug* She loves it, and isn't that all that matters.

Sweet Pea's dress was sewn from fabric as well. I love this fabric and was saving this square for just the right project. I even tried to get fancy with embellishment, I'm still undecided as to whether or not I like it.

Sweet Pea is ambivalent about wearing her dress. She is actually rather picky about her clothing. If she doesn't like her shirt she will pull at it and grunt at you until you give her a different one. Honestly, the kid prefers to be naked and has taken to removing her clothing (including her diaper) as often as she can get away with it (i.e. hourly). Sometimes she is lucky she's so cute.

She did enjoy being outside and smelling the green things.

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It made her very happy.

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We went to the playground after our "photo shoot", and that made her sad.

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Meaty didn't get anything sewn for him. Poor neglected boy. But he didn't seem to mind.

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He amused himself trying to stomp a "jumping ant" (whatever that is)

All in all I considered it a very successful morning.

5 comments:

Dani said...

They all came out great. I've never learned to sew and I'm starting to think I want to.

mariegrace said...

Dang! And you sew, too! They look great!

Bezzie said...

Those are very cute. You almost make me want to try for a girl. Almost!

shiguy4076 said...

very cute!

Chrisknits said...

Just darling girls! And such sweet dresses.