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Pillowcase Boy’s Shorts and a Pillowcase Dress

I have just made c2 some cute shorts! I am so excited!! So far it’s been PJs, PJs and more PJs… Well, there was ONE other pair of shorts… But you see what I mean! LOL

Here they are!

There’s not really pink on them…. Something weird happened over at PicMonkey… LOL

And here is c1’s pillowcase dress! My gosh those things are quick and easy! A 50 cents pillowcase and 30 mins and she has a new dress! Can’t beat that! LOL

I was trying different things out at PicMonkey…. Not sure I like the way look when they are that big… LOL They looked much better when they were smaller. Β I’ll take some better pics in the natural light tomorrow.

If you are new to sewing go the Goodwill and grab some pillowcases! Pillowcase shorts and dresses are VERY simple and easy to make. The shorts are made just like the pants in my pajama tutorial. Β Just be careful when you are dealing with vintage linens. They can be very delicate.

TA DA!!!!! McCall’s M4769 Is DONE!!!


And here I am wearing the dress. Excuse the lack of face… I was having a bad face day. πŸ˜‰Image

Here’s a close up of the buttons (which I <3).


SHEW!! It feels SOOOOOOOOOOOO good to have that done! πŸ™‚ As you can tell I made some adjustments from the original pattern…. No collar or lapel and I added the bias tape. It made the dress a tad bit too roomy in the neck but I think I can fix that.

I think the adjustments make it look even MORE vintage than the original. It’s definitely giving me a 50’s feel

Here’s a pic of the original pattern.


I know I said I was going to make this

Easy (HA! Not THAT easy) McCall’s M6197


out of this


But I feel the need to go with simple for a bit. All the sick kids and sick Hubby…. Now I am starting to get a sore throat! YILES!!! So I will be keeping it simple for the next few days. And I REALLLLY need to get my VBS lessons down. I volunteered to teach the 4/5’s this year… I’m a little afraid…. The enthusiasm I received when I said I would take that age group fell only slightly short of a standing ovation… Yeah.. A little afraid… I think they know something I don’t… LOL

So….I will be making this instead.


I’ll be making the blue dress only in sparkly pink knit!! πŸ™‚ LOVE PINK!! It’s Easy (YAY!!!) McCall’s M6074.

And for the kiddos I will go with pillowcase dresses for c1 and a pair of pillowcase shorts for c2 using these….




I LOVE the details of that one. Here’s a close up! πŸ˜‰


And for c2’s shorts…


What have YOU been up to??? Share in the comments section so I can check it out!!!

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