6.19.2008

Sunshiny yellow sundress

I can't wait for school to get out so my older boys
can entertain my toddler while I sew.
I can't take out my sewing machine during the day
without him offering to help, shifting levers
or pulling the thread out.

I finally got this custom pillowcase dress done
for a friend's daughter. They really are easy to make,
even when using sheets instead
of actual pillowcases.


I even discovered a new trick during the making of this one.
I always wrestle with sewing thin bias tape to the armholes.
Not any more. Instead of pinning them together,
I used Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive
to hold it down then went to the sewing machine.


I made use of the contrasting hem on this sheet.
After I cut it out, I realized the vertical stripes weren't
perpendicular to the hem fabric. Doesn't matter as the only
place it is noticeable is where the pocket is attached.


The lace under the green ric-rac was part of the sheet
but I added the eyelet trim on the bottom myself.


Like with reusing any vintage fabric, there is a risk of damage.
Too bad I didn't notice the rubbed spot right above the pocket
until after I finished the whole garment.
(Calling it a garment brings me back to "Project Runway," lol.)


I hid the spot with a yo-yo flower using some of my
newly-acquired vintage "Cover your own" buttons.

3 comments:

Christy said...

It's really cute Julie! I love the yo-yo detail. I have several packs of those "cover your own" buttons. Are they easy to use?

Rebecca said...

So pretty! Can't wait to get mine!

trisha too said...

That is so very cute.

Most of what we make is from
"rescued" fabrics--it's always a challenge to work around that one spot (or like you said, find it in the first place).
:)