Sunday, August 9, 2009
Some New Pillowcase Dresses-What To Do With Vintage Linens #10
After getting home from the Memorial for Kate's mom, Matt and the kids worked on getting the tent up in the backyard to camp for the night. That gave me some time to sit down at the sewing machine, it has actually been awhile! I pulled out 3 vintage pillowcases that I had been saving to make the girl's some new nightgowns/dresses out of. All of the pillowcases were white and each one had some embellishment at the hem with blue in it. I made the dresses a little differently than the pillowcase dresses I have done before. These were not lined and I used elastic at the top for gathering instead of making a tube to pull the ties through. The ties I attached in the same way I bind my quilts. I have ended up really like this way of doing the dresses. Bell's ended up a little big and the elastic isn't as forgiving when it comes to size as a draw string is. But I think I will make some adjustments instead of waiting for her to grow into it.
Now for the kids to camp out with Dad. I think that is the only way you can wear white on a camping trip-WHEN IT IS IN THE BACKYARD!