I have a 9 month old baby BOY and here I am designing pillowcase dresses!! Is it a sign?? well, maybe... but my husband and I won't be trying for baby #2 until the end of this year...I'll be sure to keep you posted. :o)
This pillowcase dress craze began when one of the moms in a local moms group I'm in asked me if I could teach a sewing class on pillowcase dresses. She said she knew a lot of moms that would be interested in that class. So, I started doing research to find out what they even were! LOL. A few months later here I am! Teaching three different pillowcase dressmaking classes and they are filling up so quickly!
The first class was last Saturday and I had six students! Wanna see the dresses they made? Click here. In just three hours everyone left with a finished pillowcase dress for their little girls! :o)
I have created a step-by-step tutorial for a simple way of making this dress. It only requires two coordinating cotton fabrics and some ribbon. There are a lot of other pillowcase dress patterns and tutorials out there that require you to attach bias binding for the arm holes and I would NOT recommend that for a beginner. Bias binding can be tricky and just requires more time and extra steps that are unnecessary. My tutorial keeps it nice and simple while teaching you how to make french seams. French seams give any project a clean and professional look. So, following my print and video instructions you will be able to make a professional looking dress in a short amount of time.
I have also created a video tutorial that serves as a supplemental resource to the print tutorial. As an instructor I know that it can be tough (especially for beginners) to understand what to do just from reading the instructions. So, for those of you who learn better visually I have created this video. I am confident that if you read my instructions and follow my video tutorial you will be able to make this pillowcase dress time and time again!