Monday, October 10, 2011

day 123: ghost pillowcase dress

day 123 and it's time to say hello to my sewing machine so i can make a ghost pillowcase dress for pollyanna.  i adore the pillowcase dresses by sugar bee crafts.  mandy has some amazing design ideas and i really enjoy reading her blog for inspiring ideas and tutorials.  i pinned the ghost dress to my holiday goodness board and hope pollyanna will enjoy wearing it during october.

i didn't have a thick white pillowcase so i used some white drill material to whip one up and added some black and white polka dots to the bottom of it.  i loved the contrast at the bottom of mandy's ghost dress and wanted to add this same element into pollyanna's.

the pillowcase i made with the contrast bottom

cut out the armholes

i used bias binding on this one around the armholes instead
of ribbon.

i tried out a couple of different ghost faces before ...

eek ... this one looked sleepy!

then settled on this design and cut out the really ghost
eyes and mouth out of black fabric and ironed in place
with heat'n'bond :)

outcome: really cute, unfortunately it is quite late here and pollyanna is in bed otherwise i would have got her to model it ... will post a couple of pic's tomorrow of her in the dress.  really, really happy with how this turned out and hopefully she will be too when she sees it in the morning :)

my thanks to mandy at sugar bee crafts for this wonderful tutorial, i will definitely be making more of these dresses for different holiday seasons, especially with the contrast bottom of the dress.


Jen W. said...

Adorable! Can't wait to see Pollyanna modeling it! :)

Pinfluence said...

This is so cute! I have seen this "floating" around pinterest & wanted to try it but, sadly, I can't sew a button on, much less make a dress! :( GOOD WORK! It looks AWESOME! :)