Pillowcase Dresses for Peru

Yesterday I made five dresses. Lori at Humble Quilts is making another mission trip — this time to Peru — and asked for more pillowcase dresses. She said only 50 this time (after lugging about a gazillion dresses to Bolivia last year), so I was happy I responded in time to get on the list.

These little dresses are such fun to sew, and remind me of making aprons. It’s just a simple pattern, but you have free reign to embellish or change it up however you want. Last year I made 8 dresses — mostly from juvenile print scraps my sister gave me. For this group, I used some colorful Waverly prints I remembered seeing at Walmart.  I bought 3/4 yard cuts at $3 each, added some contrasting fabric to the two longer dresses because I like a deep hem, and used scraps for the pockets. You may have noticed I am also a big fan of rick-rack.

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