Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pillow case dresses

So I have been wanting to try and make Sophie a pillow case dress for some time now. They are just darling, and I thought it would be fun to try and make her a dress for Valentines Day. I found this great blog that gives very easy step by step instructions. Then I headed to Hobby Lobby to buy some fabric. Most of their fabric's are 30% off right now! I decided if I was going to make her one, I might as well do a few more, right!?!?! I came home and while the kids were napping I got two dresses made!

The giraffe print dress will look even cuter with Sophie's name monogrammed on it in lime green!!

I definitely had my share of trial and errors going on, and I in no way consider myself a great seamstress, but I had fun and I am happy with the end result! I can't wait for Sophie to wear them! I tried them on her when she woke up from her nap and to my surprise-- they actually fit!! I had so much fun that I am going back to the store later to pick up some more fabric so I can make a few more!!

22 comments:

Susan said...

They are great Jenny! She will look adorable in them.

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

Those are so stinkin' CUTE!!! I'm impressed :)

Mandy said...

You did such a Great job on those very cute and sassy. They have such cute things for little girls... If you ever find any cute things for little boys let me know!

Tiffany said...

Jenny you did a great job! I was looking at pillowcase dresses online at Miss Priss Boutique and they sold these for 40-50 bucks!!! I thought I could make one! Im glad to see you had success with it! Did you use ribbon all the way through the neck or did you use elastic and then tack the ribbon on for the straps? Sophie is going to look adorable in these!!! Way to go :)

Jessica said...

Oh my, I love them. I'll have to try me some. Thanks for the link to the blog.

Daniel and Lyndsie said...

SO cute!!

Jordan said...

Those are adorable! =]

Faith said...

Those are so fun to make and you did a great job! I agree, the giraffe dress would look awesome with a monogram!

She's gonna be a doll in her new dresses!

Mrs. Dwiggins said...

I love the dresses but is there any sowing invovled?

Mary Ann said...

OH How I LOVE Pillow Case dresses!
My girls both have a couple! But what I like about them is that they can wear them all year long. You can put tights and a turtle neck under them for winter or just by themselves for the summer. I have a post several posts ago with my girls in theirs and Sara Ava even has capri's to match!Those are real very simple to make too!

Mary Ann said...
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Mary Ann said...

Btw.... Great Job!

Terri said...

You go, girl!!! Look at all your comments!! These are too cute. I can't wait to see them in real life! And this is the perfect idea for my two little nieces in CA. I am definitely going to make them a set!!! (I also plan to totally steal your idea and use my embroidery machine to personalize them!!!)

Spoiled Sweet said...

I just love the heart fabric! I have to hold myself back when going in that place!

Bethany said...

How sweet! You did a great job! She will look precious in them! You could sure sell these! Way to go!

MiMi said...

Oh my word those are adorable! You are so smart and Sophie is going to look absolutely adorable in those! Too cute!

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my recipe blog. I am so glad that you have found some recipes that your family enjoys. That makes me feel so good! I hope you'll keep stopping by!

Alyson said...

I am impressed. Those are adorable. I agree the green monogram would be precious.
Alyson

Candy said...

You did such a good job!!! They are so cute and your precious little girl will make them even cuter!

Mindy said...

Those are adorable. Would you be willing to share the blog where you got the step by step instructions?
I have three girls - I'd love to TRY and make some pillowcase dresses for them.....
in HIM-
Mindy

risenhope said...

Jenny, The dresses are so cute. I just found out this week that we are having a girl and i am so excited. Since we are living over here i have spent almost everynight this week looking for a dress pattern that i like and could possibly make over here. Can you share the blog you got the directions from? Love Ashley Hamilton

The Golf Widow said...

Those turned out so cute. Love the valentine one. They are so simple and fun.

TB said...

Hi! I came across your blog through kelly's Korner. I too have been thinking about making a pillow case dress for quite some time. Thanks for the link!! Any helpful hints you have would be greatly appreciated!!!
Praying for Hudson,
Tina