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Fancy Frugal Life: Christmas Pillow Case Dress & Leggings

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Pillow Case Dress & Leggings

Since my Halloween polka dotted pillowcase dress was such a hit, I decided to make one for Christmas. And guess what? I sewed it all by myself! I know..crazy, right! Yay... Sewing is kinda difficult for me so I'm proud!

My fabric is from Hobby Lobby and I used a 1/2 yard of the polka dots & 1/4 yard of stripes.
I had this pattern and used it only for the initial large cut for the curved arm holes.

For the main larger cuts..fold your fabric "box" in half and then cut the arms so they are even. Do that part twice.
Bias tape is too advanced for me, so I did this the cheater way. Fold 1/4 inch and iron.

Then sew.

Fold the top part of the dress down about an inch, iron, and sew. This is where the ribbon will go.

The bottom trim is 1/4 yard folded in half lengthwise, iron, and then sewn to both of the top pieces.

Once you have two of these done, sew them together inside out.

Flip them over and you get this!

I sewed some ribbon around the bottom of mine.

I turned some $5 Target woman's knew socks to leggings. Read my post here on how I do that.

Thread your ribbon and there ya go!! ( I use a pencil).

My little one wore it today and I was able to take a few pics by our tree...She is very excited for Christmas and I think she'll be wearing it for her preschool Christmas program next week. She is the cutest little thing and sings 5 times louder than the rest of the bunch...It's so hard not to giggle :)

Reminds me of this...

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Happy Holidays!


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At December 8, 2011 at 1:54 PM , Blogger Crafty Mischief said...

Darling! I found you through 36th Ave. Thanks for sharing!

At December 9, 2011 at 5:30 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Absolutely in love with this {especially those cutesy leg warmers}! Thank you for sharing!

At December 9, 2011 at 5:51 PM , Blogger Michaela @ coveredinmodpodge.blogspot.com said...

The leg warmers are adorable! I've just started planing my little miss' Christmas outfit. This is great inspiration!

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At December 9, 2011 at 7:37 PM , Blogger Angel Jennifer said...

love it!


At December 9, 2011 at 8:46 PM , Blogger Liz said...

I love the patterns and colors! They are perfect for this time of year. My daughter got one of these dresses for her b-day and she LOVES it!

I would love for you to share this at Find YOur Craft Friday!


At December 10, 2011 at 6:02 AM , Blogger Seth , Angie, Noah said...

This is about to be my real sewing experiment! (I'm teaching myself to sew ;) Anyway, can you comment on size (mine will be for a 2 year old on the smallish side). Also, how much ribbon should i purchase if I want to do the ribbon not only on the top but on the bottom as well. THanks!!

At December 10, 2011 at 6:57 AM , Blogger Jamie said...

Very cute! I picked up some of those socks in the turquoise color!

At December 10, 2011 at 8:33 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

That is seriously adorable!! I LOVE the whole thing.

At December 12, 2011 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Roslyn said...

Love all the polka dots! It looks fantastic!

At December 13, 2011 at 10:09 AM , Blogger Amanda said...

SO CUTE!! Excellent!

At December 14, 2011 at 11:35 PM , Blogger marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

this turned out so cute! I'd love it if you would add them to my What We Wore and Made link party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

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At December 15, 2011 at 8:07 PM , Blogger Lindsay said...

I adore this! I think pillowcase dresses on little girls are the best! And the fabric you chose is just perfect!

At December 18, 2011 at 9:34 AM , Blogger Lindsi B said...

GORGEOUS! So adorable! Would you please share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-4-3-weeks-long-for.html

At December 18, 2011 at 9:09 PM , Blogger Lindsay said...

Hey, just wanted to let you know that I am going to be featuring this tomorrow from the Show & Share party! Thanks for linking up a great project!

At January 11, 2012 at 3:37 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Nice ;) Recently I had also found this interesting http://leggingsandco.com/store.html


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