Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Awesome uses for random fabric items...

This has to be my absolute favourite use for random household fabric evAr!! Take one pillowcase, cut a few bit off, sew a few bits up, and voila! A dress!

My friend Kryshees (http://www.facebook.com/KrysheesShop ) put me on to this incredibly talented lady http://sewscrumptious.blogspot.com/ and her efforts for "Dress A Girl Around The World" http://www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com/

Like most crafty folk, I hoard bits and bobs and recently found a bit of bargain Cath Kidston pillowcase in a discount shop. Being me, I bought it with the vague idea of using it for something and here it is. I really hope a little girl somewhere enjoys her "designer" frock...

As I don't know what age the girl who receives my dress will be, I've made it adjustable and used my new-found button-holing skills (see previous blog). I also loved the little hearts, so they had to go on... Hmm, maybe I should turn out the airing cupboard for plain ones so I can teach myself applique next...


  1. Hello! Thanks for the mention and what a gorgeous dress! Cath Kidston too!! Fantastic. Love it and also very impressed with the buttons and buttonholes. I'm a bit scared of buttonholes!! Really must have a go. So pleased you joined in and made a dress. Really appreciate it. Louise x

  2. I don't like letting things beat me - and button holes inspire terror in the most experienced among us! They're actually a lot easier than they look (especially as my machine just kinda does them when you put the right settings in)