I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I really enjoyed mine. And I enjoyed a bit of a blogging break. During slack times I sewed pillow case dresses for next year’s Operation Christmas Child. I don’t know if I mentioned it or not, but I committed to making 100 for 2017. And I want to have them all done this winter. I’ve got 64 done so far, but I may go back and add some trim work or decorations to them later.
We’ve been blessed to receive a load of donated fabric. Some of the pieces are too small to make a full dress. Rather than waste perfectly good fabric, I decided to combine coordinate fabrics to make a dress.
When cutting out the fabric, I had to measure for pieces of fabric added together. You can learn how to cut out fabric for pillow case dresses here. Before sewing the back seam together, I sewed the tier’s with right sides together. For this dress I had 2 pieces of floral fabric, and 1 piece of solid red.
Because I had it on hand, I sewed quarter inch wide ribbon over the seams on the right side of the fabric.
Then with right sides together, I sewed the back seam and ironed.
Pretty cute, plus I saved fabric.
Now I’ll show you how I added lace between the tiers. First I pinned the lace upside down to the bottom of one of the tiers (right side).
Then I pinned the 2nd tier, right sides together, and sewed the seam.
Then iron the front, encouraging the lace to lay flat.
Not bad, huh?
Here are photos of a few more that I finished.
Can they get any cuter? I’ve had fun during these long, cold, dark evenings.