Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Sad Case of the Itchy Dress...

Monday I made this smocked dress from an pillowcase. It was perfect, the extra fabric from the end of the pillowcase made the straps and there was no hem or side seams to fiddle with. Unfortunately, big sister says it is itchy and she is loathe to allow any itchy dress to touch her skin. Really can't blame her on that count but, it's cute, by george and she needs to wear it! I opted for elastic straps instead of tie straps as directed in Weekend Sewing and have since adjusted them hoping to alleviate the itch factor. The problem may be that it's slightly loose and I think that taking in the side seams a bit, at least on the top, may fix little miss's problem. I love the patterns and feel of old pillowcases so I am on the lookout for more. As of now, the dress is in the reject pile but not for long if I have my way!











2 comments:

gardenmama said...

Oh my gosh this dress is so adorable!
I love vintage pillowcases too, the fabric is lovely!

Rebekah said...

Shirred dresses are so cute and girly! Maybe try putting it on over a tank top or short sleeve shirt so the "itchy" part can't touch her skin.