Guest Post: Toddler Chevron Pillowcase Dress: A TutorialJuly 25, 2012 - Author: admin - No Comments
Hello! This is a Toddler Chevron Pillowcase Dress: A Tutorial
A pillowcase dress is very simple to make. You really don’t even need a tutorial. But if you are making a chevron style, then a tutorial may come in handy. Normally you would place your pattern on the fold, but for a chevron print you would need to place on a diagonal with the stripes facing down instead. Don’t fold your fabric, just lay it flat. You will do this 4X’s, two fronts and two backs. Make sure your stripes equally line up when you cut. My fabric didn’t have a wrong or right side. So it was pretty easy. I used a striped jersey material, but you could easily use cotton. If you don’t have a pillowcase dress pattern or know how to make a normal pillowcase dress, you can find the original tutorial here
When it comes to sewing your dress together, make sure your stripes equally line up, just as you did when you cut your pieces out. Sew all for pieces together. You will have a seam in the front and back and on each side.
Fold over the top ends on front and back. Sew down, leaving an inch opening to pull a ribbon or what not through. I took leftover fabric strips and braided them. I then pulled it through the holes of the top of the dress, as the tie/straps.
This is your end result.
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