Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pillowcase dresses!

So I went through Annika's closet this past week, taking out the winter clothes and putting in her summer ones.  There's just one problem.  She's tall.  Not just tall, REALLY tall.  So, she has no dresses that fit her.  Well, they fit her around the waist, they're just too short on her.  I am the Momma who has an opinion that little girls should be dressed as little girls.  So, there you have it.  I knew I had to do something about this lack in her wardrobe, and something fast (it is REALLY warm out today, no more long sleeved dresses for church for her!)  Well, Pinterest has done it again.  I found a WONDERFUL tutorial on how to make a dress from a pillowcase.  So easy.  After my first one, I didn't even have to look at the instructions for the second one. 

I got these pillowcases from Value Village for $1.99...for both pillowcases.  I know right?  What a great deal!  The bias tape and ribbon I already owned, so one of these dresses cost $1.00!  Last time I checked, you couldn't buy a dress in the store for that price.  The girls got so many compliments on their dresses today at church and in the mall this afternoon.  I was also asked if they were twins, but that might be a rant for another day!

I think I might make another couple of these for the summer.  Like I said before, they are SUPER easy to do.  It took me about an hour to do one, but that was with a lot of stops and starts.  Annika has requested a dress with red ribbon, since that's her favourite colour, so that's next on the list!


  1. They definitely look like sisters.... twins though?? Weird. And, the dresses are really cute.

    1. I can now count on two hands the number of times people have asked me if they were twins. The first time was when Abigail was about 9 months old and Annika was two. One was walking and talking, the other one was not. I don't get it.