Friday, September 12, 2008

New Projects~

"When a thrift store find turns into something beautiful"...sounds like the start of a cheesy novel or something!
Emily and I were perusing the Thrift Shoppe in Buffalo yesterday and happened upon some interesting finds. Well, we actually didn't "happen" upon them, we actually went there searching for them! Earlier in the week I got an email from a friend wondering if I could make something called a "pillowcase dress". What on earth is that, you ask? Well, I wasn't sure either so I turned to Internet to check it out. What I found was a web teeming with darling dresses made out of vintage pillowcases, new pillowcase and some not made out of pillowcases at all but fabric.
Because we all know that a pillowcase is mere fabric after all.
At Red Instead I found wonderful, and easy directions on how to make this adorable dress. A little snip here and a little snip there. Add some ribbon, elastic and a few stitches and Voila! It's ready.

ribbon ties make for an adjustable dress that, should it last that long,
would make a cute shirt to go with jeans when my daughter is in Middle School

Sage Grosgrain ribbon to trim off the bottom!

1 comment:

kim said...

Absolutely adorable! Could you make one for me? Hmmmm do they make pillow cases THAT big?