Saturday, July 30, 2011

My First Pillowcase Dress

Cinderella is playing at our outdoor theatre. I got tickets for The Short Chic and I to go to Sunday's performance. 

When The Short Chic threatened to wear her hot and frayed Cinderella costume to the performance, I knew I had to come up with a better option. 

Just so you can see...This is The Short Chic dressed up like Cinderella. She obviously puts a lot of time and effort into playing this role.
I decided to make a pillowcase dress. My friend Meeghan made one for her daughter not too long ago and it turned out to be such a cute dress!

I used a tutorial from Viola & Pearl and found out not only does the dress look cute, it is so simple to make that even a novice sewer like myself can whip it out in no time.

So, I am not going to provide you with a tutorial because Viola & Peal really do a great job. But I am going to show you the finished product!

I sewed the Cinderella applique on by machine. It was a bit tricky but not hard.  

In the end, she loves it and promises she is going to wear this dress to the show Sunday. I think she looks cooler in her pillowcase dress. And considering we are having temperatures nearing 100 degrees, cooler is better!

Sewing is not my strongest skill, just ask my  junior high home economics teacher! But I finished this dress, without a pattern, in less than an hour. My seams are straight and The Short Chic loves it. I am considering this one a success!


  1. I would definitely consider this a success! I wish I knew how to sew... Maybe someday... Anywho, I wanted to let you know where I buy my Cricut cartridges. I always get them at They are so much cheaper there, and I've even found them for as little as $15! So awesome! Hope this helps... :)

  2. GREAT JOB!!! Very cute, bet the short chick loves it!!!

  3. Did you make you one too?! Every princess needs a fairy godmother to look just a fabulous. You did a great job and hope she decides to wear it.

  4. Melissa, Maybe if I wear a size 3 it would look good on me. I think I shall stick to capri's and a tank top!