When Miss K gets ill she turns into more of a diva than normal. We found this really crazy pillow case at Goodwill last week ~ she had to have, wouldn't walk away ~ and I didn't know what I was going to do with it. It is faded and super long for a pillow. I think it's even long for a king sized pillow. Nonetheless it was 99 cents so I let her get it.
Tonight, 30 minutes ago, Miss K decided she needed something done with it, immediately. Sigh. I'm running on really low sleep and I just didn't feel like arguing. I told her I'd make her a cute little sleep dress out of it.
It took me 20 minutes and I like how it turned out!
First I measured how long I wanted it on Miss K. I kept the open, hemmed part of the pillowcase to the floor so I wouldn't have to do any hemming on it. I added an inch to the length and then cut the rest off.
Next I took the top of it (at the chest) and flipped it down 1/2 inch and again, making a casing for the elastic. I measured 1/2 inch elastic around Miss K's chest and subtracted 1 inch, I wanted it a bit snug. Sewed around and left a hole for the elastic to thread through.
Next I cut up some of the leftover for the straps. I folded the two outer dark pinks into the center, ironed, then folded one side on top of the other; topstitched down both sides and wa-lah. I measured them on Miss K to know how long I needed them and cut off the remainder.
To attach the straps I flipped 1/4 inch up on one end and then again. I put that little square on the inside of the chest of the main part. To figure out where to place them I found the halfway point of the chest; and placed the straps 1/4 of the way between both sides. Worked great!
Like I said, Miss K is sick so pictures were fun to take!
puppy had to join in!
Originally I was in the sewing room to work on my super awesome skirt I need to finish, but is taking forever. I drafted the pattern up from my exact measurements (more to come on how to do this yourself). I made 2 different muslin's and added darts. I have been trying to perfect this stinker before cutting the fabric. It is an A line with a side zipper and facing on the waist - fitted, no elastic. Here is my work in progress shot :D
What projects are you working on?
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~