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Old 02-05-2008, 02:40
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Default Pillowcase Dresses?

I begin making my first dress but my question is where is a good place to find some cute pillowcases?
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:52
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how much do you sale them for?
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I don't sell mine, but I just use fabric.
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:36
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hi.. just wanted to say first that i LOOOVE this site.. i came across it last week sometime and im obsessed! hah this is my first post too!

anywho.. i also just tried my first attempt at a pillowcase dress.. with my new first sewing machine that i just got a few days ago.. i guess it wasnt a COMPLETE disaster haha
one question tho.. hope its ok to ask here in this post thats already questioning pillowcase dresses.. how exactly are you supposed to "properly" hem the underarm?? with slits every inch or so?? i guess it looks ok from the outside but the inside looks a mess.. i think its also supposed to be doubled.. but eh.. it would still look yuk on the inside the way i did it
ive been trying to google a tutorial with pictures but i cant seem to find anything that helps yet =\ any advice would be much appreciated!

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the pillowcase came from walmart.. single standard size "mainstays" pillowcase 2.50!
the ribbon at the bottom was from walmart also.. it was either 1.97 or 2.97
i also picked up some super cute fabric.. once i get the hand of this.. ima practice on some old pillowcases.. all the reason to go get new ones! haha
heres the fabrics i found at walmart.. 2 bucks a yard!! they usually have some cute stuff for $1/yard too!

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Default Re: Pillowcase Dresses?

I use the double fold bias tape for the arm holes. I have only made one dress, but it definatly makes it look so nice.
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oh! im clueless hah.. i had heard of double fold bias tape but i wasnt sure what it was or how to use it.. i *love* google. it seems like its an "already made" hem? hah you simply open it.. fold it over the edge of the fabric.. and sew? sounds easy enough.. sounds!

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i sew single fold bias tape to one side then turn it to the inside and sew it down.
neat & simple.
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i sew single fold bias tape to one side then turn it to the inside and sew it down.
neat & simple.

This is how I do it.
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thanks ladies!
i just got back from the store!
time to play
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Default Re: Pillowcase Dresses?

I do it just like the others mentioned - turn, fold and iron the edge - then sew the bias tape to the inside - fold over and sew for a finished edge. It really makes all the difference!

You did and awesome job BTW!!!

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