In about a month my husband and I are going to the Caribbean for a few weeks to visit family. If you have been reading my blog for awhile you know that my Mother-in-Law and I painted my two nephews’ room with Dr. Seuss Murals and then I made them each a Dr. Seuss quilt and pillow case. Well as it happens, I now have a baby niece and a bunch of leftover Dr. Seuss Fabric.
Today I was inspired to use this leftover fabric. I knew I wasn’t going to use it in a quilt for my niece (I will make her one when she is a little older, and it isn’t going to be Dr. Seuss) but I did want her to have something from the Dr. Seuss fabric. I decided that my best option was to make some sort of clothing and settled on making Pillowcase Dresses for her. They are cute and I heard that they are simple and quick to make and thought they would be the perfect project.
I made the yellow dress first using this tutorial by The Mother Huddle as a rough guide for construction, otherwise I improvised and made subtle changes as I went. After making this dress I wish I had used the rainbow stripe for the bottom and top band, but I still think it is fun the way it ended up.
My second attempt at a pillowcase dress was much more to my liking. I had the method down, I had worked through any mistakes I made by not using an actual pattern and I prefer the way the colors look together. I also changed this dress to have the option to tie in the back (as seen below), which I think is going to be adorable on.
|Cat in the Hat Pillowcase Dress Back|
After making these I would definitely make them again. They went together quickly, once I figured out what I was doing, and they are so easy to make changes to them and customize them for your preference.
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