.simple pillowcase dress.

Today I completed my first pillowcase dress. I'm so excited! I wish it was more elaborate, but I'm going to have to ease myself into this whole sewing clothes thing. It's a lot different than sewing squares together for a quilt!

But I finally found a nice simple pattern that works for me and my old machine. You can check it out here.

Does anyone know a good way to keep the ends of the ribbons from fraying?

We have a neighborhood garage sale coming up in a couple of weekends. I'm thinking about making as many of these pillowcase dresses as I can before then and trying to sell them to the locals at a reasonable price. Hopefully, all the practice will lead me to more creative ways to make the dresses more fun and unique!


  1. That is just beautiful! I just made a "no" sew version and blogged about it the other day.....Did you get that fabric at Hobby Lobby? I got that same material there for the exact same type of dress! I am excited to see what mine is going to look like when its done! SOOOO pretty! You did great! Hope your having a wonderful day! xoxo

    p.s. I have put a little big of fabric glue around the edges of ribbon and it has helped with fraying big time. Hope that helps!

  2. What a good idea! The dress is so cute! Wish I could go to your sale ~ I'd buy that dress for sure:)

    I singe the end of ribbons with a match... maybe sounds dangerous but it usually works for me:)

  3. martha!! i love that dress! Can you make Kaelynn one? I use a match as well. it doesn't catch on fire like you think it would!