Enter...the pillowcase dress.
The main body of the dress is made from a vintage pillow case I picked up at the Goodwill for 10 cents, I think. And imagine my joy when , while cleaning out a closet yesterday, I found an old bed ruffle and pillow case that had this pretty eyelet trim. So, I cut it off and tossed the remains. I think it really made this dress something special. And this was sooooooooooo simple. Pillow case dresses have been made throughout the years, but I got the instructions at RedInstead. And the best thing...it's already hemmed at the bottom! Lillie loved it and said she felt like a real princess in it! She can hardly wait for warmer weather so she can wear it out!
Well, I thought since I had the itch, I needed to scratch it for all it was worth. Jack has recently hit a growth explosion and needed some new pants. Jack is hard on jeans, so most of them have little holes or alot of wear. I could just toss them, but why when I could make...
This particular pair of Jack's pants had holes identical to one another. What to do? Well, I sewed contrasting material behind one and then experimented with applique on the other. I realize this "patch" will probably fray the first time I wash it, but I figure it'll add to it 's funkiness (the good kind of funky) . Sewed a simple tie belt, cause accessories are the key to any outfit.I love to mix and match fabric...it's both a gift and a curse.I winged this one, but there are alot of tutorials out there for you if you catch the sewing bug! I feel very productive today...now I have to do school. Have a blessed day!