Monday, August 1, 2011

Makin' It Monday-Pillowcase Dress and bloomers

I have made a couple of Pillowcase dresses for Miss C in the past.

I LOVE the simplicity, and sweetness of these dresses.

I decided to make another dress for a friends daughter's birthday. She likes purple so I used some purple and green flower fabric. I added a green border on the bottom to make it a little longer and to add a little more color.

I really like how the dress turned out. But what little girl outfit would be complete without Some matching bloomers.

I used an existing pair of bloomers as a guide. I started by tracing my bloomers on my fabric.

I cut out my bloomers. Two pieces, one for the front and one for the back.

Then I sewed up the bottom and sides.

You can see that I drew a line on the leg holes. This is where I will fold over the material to make a casing for the elastic.

Then do the same thing for the waist band.

Open of of the side seams and feed elastic through the casing of each of the leg holes and waist band. Take waist and leg measurements to know the length of elastic you will need. So, if the child's waist is 13 in around you will need 13 in of elastic.

Now that the elastic is through each hole sew the ends together. Then smooth out the elastic and stitch up the side seams of the casings.

The bloomers are done!

When you put the two pieces together you get a sweet little outfit, and a great present!

Happy sewing!


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  1. So cute! :) I'm just learning to sew...might have to try this out sometime. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog.. if you haven‘t already. Hope to see you there. {I'm a new follower.} :)


  2. Nice dress. I am in awe with all you sewers in blogland. Love what you girls come up with.

    We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.


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