How to Make a Pillowcase Dress for Your Little Girl

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015

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In the summer, everyone wants to wear light and airy clothing, even little girls! Not only are these pillowcase dresses perfect for warmer weather, they’re also very simple to sew. If you have some pillowcases that you're no longer using on the bed, you can use them with any of these patterns to create some charming girl's dresses.

Pillowcase dress pattern
Double Layer Dress
This pattern uses two layers of pillowcases — one for the outer layer and one as a full lining within the dress. This is useful if your outer layer is a scratchy fabric. For the complete pattern and instructions, visit Aesthetic Nest.

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Pleated Bow Dress
This lovely dress has a few special customizations, including a charming bow at the front and a button closure on the back. There’s also a slight pleating effect starting at the neckline and moving downward. For complete instructions, visit Simply Modern Mom.

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Ribbon Strap Dress
This adorable dress features patterned ribbons as the shoulder straps. This creates a ruched effect at the neckline, adding a sort of chic detailing to the dress. For complete instructions for this dress, visit Sew Sweet Patterns.

Pillowcase dress pattern
Ribbon Tie Dress
This beautiful dress includes a ribbon tied around the middle. Although this pattern uses a black-and-white ribbon with a pink dress, you can choose any complementary colors you’d like! For more information, visit Watch Out for the Woestmans.

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Ruffled Dress
This pattern uses a pillowcase with a ruffle that will add a nice effect to the dress. This unique pattern includes a step-by-step video tutorial for you to follow along. For the video and complete instructions, visit Crafty Gemini.

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Shirred Dress
This lovely dress includes a strip of fabric coordinated with the dress straps, and it also has an elastic neckline. For complete instructions, visit Sugar Bee Crafts.

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