Friday, July 17, 2009

Pillowcase Nightgown

I've been reading a bunch of craft blogs lately, wishing I had more time to try some of the projects these crafty mamas think of! One of the popular projects is pillowcase dresses. They're lovely summery dresses made from real pillowcases. Some of the most beautiful ones I've seen are created from the kind of vintage pillowcases I remember sleeping on as a child. I think every woman received sets of these hand embroidered pillowcases as shower or wedding gifts. I set out to find some pillowcases to try my hand at the dresses and thought this would be a simple first project for my niece who wants to learn how to sew.

While I did find some pillowcases to fashion into dresses, this particular pillowcase really caught my eye. It's that rich feeling old cotton with a delicate lace detail at the bottom. I thought it over for a few days and dreamed up a cool summer nightie I wanted to try to make.

What started like this:

Now looks like this:

I can't wait for Meredith to try it on!


  1. Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!!! I should really learn how to sew! Or, better yet... we could work out some sort of exchange between your amazing abilities and my photos for you. :)

    Great job!

  2. Wow!! That is amazing! Bravo my gifted friend.

    D, back away from this talented friend. I have already offered to take photos of her adorable family. LOL (just kidding)!!