Since I did not have time at the pillowcase dress-making party to make my "little dress for
Africa," I made it today. I needed to buy some bias tape and elastic, which I picked up today and now it is done! I added a sweet little pocket to the front too (and added a little note for the special girl who receives it).
I had some extra work to do on this little dress since the pillow case I bought was a sham. Not a good idea, but I made it work. I cut off the flange of the sham, used the side seams as the sides of the dress (since the original directions call for a pillow case with one seam which you move to the back of the dress). I zigzagged the edges on top of the seam to make sure they would not fray. It worked out just fine; it just took a little longer. I though the stripes were very nice, so I wanted to make it work.
I had my son model the dress, but it was too big, he would not sit still and I think daddy may not appreciate photos of his son in a dress on the internet! I thought he looked pretty cute though!