Smocked Pillowcase Dress

I had an idea the other week, it came to me in a flash.

I wanted to make my daughter a smocked summer dress but I also had a huge stash of pillowcases I wanted to turn into dresses and suddenly a lightbulb went off, ping! Combine the two, combine the two!!!

I went to bed thinking about this and the first thing I did when I got up was start making one and it turned out beautifully!!

I have searched on Google and haven’t found anything the same, but I can’t believe I am the first to think up such a simple idea!!! I’m sure there must be others out there.

My First Pillowcase Dress

I have been meaning to have a go at a pillocase dress for ages but never had any spare (or nice) pillocases, anyway, I have recently aquired quite a lot so I thought I’d take one with the least attractive pattern topractice on (didn’t want to waste a snazzy one), it turned out to be extremely easy to make, even the bias binding, and weirdly once made up as a dress the print actually looks really nice, who’d have thunk it?