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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pillowcase Top

I already posted this a while ago on Sterling and Topaz, but since I wore it today and I have nothing to post while at the beach...
It's my first ever pillowcase top.  I had no pattern, just used some of the knowledge I had gained from making dresses for my little girl and some of that Pretty Pickle beginner's luck. By the way, it's not an actual pillowcase, just in that style.  I'm a little too big in the hips for an actual pillowcase.  I used some fabric I had leftover from the "birthday dress" I made my girl who was turning two.

I was so jealous of the pretty fabric combination.  I wanted to wear them somehow, too.

I left a bit of fabric at the top above the tie to become a ruffle when scrunched.

This was the first time I ever top-stitched.  I didn't even know what it was called at that point.  I just thought it would look neater.


  1. I like the banding on the bottom. This is a really cute top. I always have to be careful with stuff to flowy as I always get asked at work if I am preggers. Jeesh. Nope it's the top. But I like this one cause it's more fitted.

  2. oh..if only i could fit inside a pillow case! i think this would be darling on my college bound niece...i am going to have to try my hand at it. thank you for sharing such a great idea

  3. So lovely! And the ruffly part is a great idea! I really need to make one for myself... but do you have a tutorial to recommend?
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Darling! Would love a tutorial on the little dress!

  5. Sorry I don't have a tutorial to recommend for the pillowcase top. I just used an actual pillowcase as a "muslin" and winged it. As for the dress, I used a pattern from Whimsy Couture on Etsy. I added the ruffles at the bottom, but the basic pattern is the knot dress.