Monday, August 6, 2012

Ally's Pillow Case Birthday Dress

I wanted to make a special dress for Ally to wear for her 1st birthday party this Saturday.  I've heard pillowcase dresses are easy.  She needed a butt cover as well and I found a very easy cover pattern.  You can't try to be perfect on the cover.  It just won't work for the legs because they're round and round stuff doesn't sew or iron around neatly.  The dress started out with just the fish fabric but I figured that if I was sewing I might as well make it reversible.  You know, kids have spills and such, so that if it got dirty I could flip it around and have a clean dress.  :)  I found a pattern that I liked and used it to draft my own for Ally's size.  I used bias tape for the hem because I HATE hemming things and I really suck at it.  The fabric is from my stash (I'm on a no spending craft budget these days) and I found the ribbon in my stash too.  Who knew I had 7/8" yellow ribbon?  Random.  All it in all, I think it urned out pretty cute if I do say so myself!  

Take a look below and see what Ally's going to wear for her special birthday party!  

 One side is fish.  LOVE this fabric!

The other side is a fun tie dye.  I've been looking for a reason to use this.  I think it's PERFECT!


Joy said...

That is absolutely adorable!

Cassie said...

That is super cute. I bet she will look adorable in it.