Posts Tagged ‘sewing’

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.


Pillowcase Dresses for Bolivian Girls

This week I’ve been sewing little pillowcase style dresses for my blog friend, Lori, to take to Bolivia. There are links to patterns and instructions on Lori’s blog, Humble Quilts, so contact her if you would like to make one or more of these dresses. It’s a great way to use up stash fabrics and small pieces of trim. I was having so much fun, I ended up making two in each size.

Thanks to my sister, Sally, for her fabric donations, and my daughter, Emily for helping me with the color and pattern combinations.