I made this dress out of a shirt of mine that was in good condition, but no longer fit me.
Indigo calls the above dress the "zebra dress" and, boy oh boy is she jealous that it does not belong to her! This has made me wonder how jealous she will be of the new baby. I guess it's inevitable. It's hard to be "dethroned" as we jokingly call it around here.
I made this dress (for Little Dresses for Africa) out of some fabric that I had:
And I did make a dress for Indigo. She was begging me for a dress like the one in my last post, made from butterfly fabric. So I complied. These dresses are fast to make, so it's easy. The dress is not staying up because it's not tied properly. It's hard to tie a dress on a moving little girl.
On to the subject of this post. I was trying to get ideas/inspiration for how to get the word out on these pillowcase dresses. I came upon this blog where the blog writer had the idea of having a pillowcase dress party. You don't need to be able to sew to join in on the fun! Some people can iron, or pin, or cut little details to add to the dress. These women made all of the dresses out of pillowcases and they are absolutely gorgeous. You have got to check out her site. Most bloggers don't like other people taking photos from their sites, so I'm not going to post the pics here. But get over there and check 'em out! You will be impressed, I guarantee it. I can't wait to host a pillowcase dress party here!
Finally, remember that late night tunic I was working on that I accidentally ruined by cutting a Texas-sized hole in it? Well, my mother-in-law encouraged me to re-make it, just for the satisfaction of it. So I did, and it was pretty easy this time around since I knew what I was doing. Anyway, here it is:
The pattern is called the Anna Tunic by Amy Butler.