Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pillowcase Dress #2: Simplicity 4243 (yet again)

I've completed my second pillowcase dress (although I realise now that I should have ironed it before taking photos!), and am hoping that I'm meeting my aims despite the fact that I've used the same pattern as I did for Dress 1!  It had been my plan to invert the pleats at least, only I didn't think through the implications of that around the neckline, and it wouldn't work (I am planning one final version of this pattern, with the pleats on the outside, and I'll show you what I mean and how to adjust the pattern as part of that post).  This is View E in Size S, and should fit the Newbie soonish.

I saved time and made a floral version in Size M at the same time - hopefully it'll fit next summer.

I'm loving the decorations - the little white flowers came from my Grandma's stash, and I suspect they date from when my sister and I were little.  The buttons on the floral dress have been in my sewing kit since high school, so it also feels good to give them a nice home!


  1. Both versions are adorable!!! LOVE both sets of buttons. They really finish off the dresses well. I would love for you to share this at our ongoing themed linky that's just for girls' dresses...

    1. Thanks Pam! I've checked out some of your links (again) when I visited yesterday, and I was reminded that I meant to make a peasant top or two. If only I had as much sewing time as I have projects planned!!

    2. I have way more projects planned than I could ever hope to finish... LOL!!! Thanks for linking up...

  2. Just love the peter pan colour - and particularly like it in floral. Well done!

  3. Oh I wish they'd fit my daughter- gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Its the little details that make them so perfect.

  4. Oh they are so sweet! Shame that I can't dress the boys in dresses ;) - but I don't think they would appreciate it! lol YOu have done a fab job, and I love the embellishments.

  5. Hi Jackie, I've featured your Pillowcase Dresses today...

  6. These are absolutely darling!!! Love your little daisies too! Found you from Threading My Way, I'm your newest follower! :)

  7. Hi Jackie, I've featured your pillowcase dresses today...


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