Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sew Sew Sweet Saturday-Pillow Case Dress

Here we are for another SSS, I haven't been doing them lately because, well I haven't sewn anything.

I have been getting Eliza's closet ready for summer and realized I don't have much for her. I am sure most people think I have plenty, but I like to have a lot of options for her, and the more I have, the less often I have to do laundry.

I started looking at tutorials on how to make her a Pillow Case dress and it seemed so easy. All of the YouTube tutorials tell you how to do it, but not the sizing and pattern. I decided to grab a pattern while I was at Jo-Anns picking up some other things.

The sweetest lady helped me, she showed me how to pick out a pattern, how to read the package for the things you need and pick out my fabrics.

I got home, put Liezy down for a nap and got all of my supplies ready. I pulled my pattern out and OH MY WORD, it is so overwhelming.

So here I sit, with a pattern, fabric and supplies and no clue how to read it. I am incredibly overwhelmed and already frustrated. I have folded the pattern back up and slid it under the couch. Maybe that will be a project for a different day.

Since I am unable to show you the best way to make it, here are a few great tutorials on how to!

Single Layer

Double Layer
Triple Layer

Sorry for being lame this week, I just don't have the brain power to figure it out! Hopefully in the next few weeks I will master this!

UPDATE: Well, after laying around in self pitty I picked myself up and attempted to follow the tutorials myself and BAMN: 

It might not be boutique quality, or even leave the house quality, but it is made! I definitely learned how to do some things, and how to do it different. I can't wait to try and make another one, with a little more time, patience, and RUFFLES!

Don't mind the picture, she refused to stand still for me so I had to go outside the door and have her stand and watch the kids next door play.


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i think you did a great job.... just wondering how much it cost you to make.. people keep saying fabric is so expensive that sometimes it's easier to buy... just wondering what you thought

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I think it is a reasonable cost, for something custom made with love. Not including sewing machine(obviously) or thread since I had both it was about $7. I am going to return the pattern, it was too complicated and the one I printed off here was much easier.

I only needed about a yard of fabric total, .5 of each color and I didn't use all of either of them. I buy my fabric at Jo-Anns, I always use coupons(they come in the mail, email, and they have an iphone app that has coupons). I look for fabric that is on sale first, if it is not on sale I use a coupon on it. Their cheaper fabrics are called Calico they are about 4.99 a yard, and with a 50% coupon only 2.50 a yard, since I only needed a half it was about 1.25 for the piece. Calico is on sale quite often.