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Sunday, 27 January 2013

The Red, White & Blue

Never the trendsetter, always the late follower, I've only recently heard of pillowcase dresses.  With my girls nearly outgrowing this simple style of dress, I thought I could still convince Sal to enjoy one though.  With wet weather the best excuse in the world to drag the sewing machine out to the dining room table we whipped up this little number in no time at all.









In hindsight I wish I'd plaited both straps, but she likes the bow.  Probably another one to be worn once and passed along, I did enjoy making it though.

11 comments:

  1. Aw, that's really pretty and so is Sal.

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  2. I think she looks very sweet. I like how you've done the straps too. The good thing about pillowcase dresses is once they're too short for a dress you can still wear them as a top.

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  3. Love your talents....would love to be on the end of your girlie "hand me downs"!

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  4. This looks great. With this rain and flooding around I may even whip up a couple for Rachel while I'm house bound. Thanks for the idea!

    xx Susan

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  5. oh great job! enquiring minds would like to know did you make your own pattern? I've done one but it seemed to have too much fabric, too full altogether.

    I think the older girls could still wear this style if not too full, and made with a suitable print. And I can see this with a long sleeved tshirt, boots and tights too - nice change to jeans for when its cooler.

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  6. How beautiful! You did a great job with the dress.

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  7. I have long admired this style of dress but had no idea they were called "pillowcase dresses" - I'm not much of a trendsetter either. In fact, I tried on two such dresses on Saturday morning in anticipation of wearing one to an evening dinner at the upcoming Manager's Conference. Alas, I looked like a coathanger holding up a long swathe of cloth. Back to the jeans and shirt for me. Mare.

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  8. I looks lovely and Sal looks very grown up in it. :0)

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  9. I love the plaiting in the tie....gorgeous colours! Sal is growing up.

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  10. Oh Fiona, you clever minx! It's stunning and Sal looks so pretty in it. I would dearly love to make one for India. What pattern did you use? J x

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