Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Handmade Christmas Present No. 1








I really better get a wriggle on if I want to make everything on my list. I have at least finished one thing, and I just have to attach shoulder straps to Handmade Christmas Present no.2 for niece no.1.

this cute little number is for niece no.2. It started life as an op-shop pillowcase. The elastic button close and vintage button are both from my Mum's stash. How I love that button. This took me so much longer than it should have, but I work like that. Slow and Steady! I posted it previously here and here.

You know, I think these may actually be the first pockets I've ever made, so I used this pocket tutorial by Made by Rae. I'm very happy with them, I cant decide if they are my favourite thing about the dress, or that adorable button, or the binding. I just love the whole thing, but that button makes me smile on the inside (and outside) every time I see it.

Dress no.2 coming soon (I hope)

Mx

9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous dress and a great way to use a thrifted pillowcase - can I ask what pattern you used for altering the armholes and neckline (or are you one of those super-clever people that just did it)?

    I love it - and have plenty of thrifted pillowcases that would love to become devine dresses like yours!

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  2. Oh! So pretty! I would have passed that pillowcase thinking nothing cool could be done with it but you made a totally cute dress!
    The embroidery is very pretty now that you can see it, and the pockets are just so much fun.
    Great job!

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  3. Thanks guys :)
    I was just going to wing it with the neck and arm holes, but I had an old pattern from the seventies I picked up somewhere and used that basic shape for the neck and arm holes and the shoulder seam. Then I made the A-line shape by marking from the bottom of the arm hole to the bottom corner of the pillow case the get maximum width.

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  4. It's gorgeous, one of the prettiest pillowcase dresses I've seen for sure :)

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  5. What a sweet pillowcase dress. The pockets are my favorite thing.

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  6. This is my favorite pillowcase dress I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  7. Cute! Love the pockets!! Well done.

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  8. it looks fantastic. i love the pockets. and you quilt below is gorgeous. love the colors! hugs-jane

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  9. Saw this over at WR. It's absolutely beautiful!

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