Pillowcase Dress with back ties December 10, 2014 – Posted in: Pattern, Sewing, Tutorials
I love Pillowcase Dresses. They’re such a wonderful project for everyone–from beginners to the most advanced seamstresses. They can be worn in all seasons, they’re a fast sew, they grow with the child, they take a relatively small amount of fabric to make, and there are nearly endless ways to personalize them. What’s not to love?
Well for kids like my Chloe, it’s the ties. She hates the ties at her shoulders and fights with them the whole time she’s wearing the dress. I make them for a lot of holidays since their forgiving nature lasts us for lots of wearing, but she just doesn’t like wearing them. But with a quick and easy change, not only does it put a spin on the traditional style, but Chloe no longer feels smothered by her ties.
In fact, she loves these dresses! And I just think she’s so darn adorable in them.
And I’m having a love affair with this mustard and blue combo. It’s a good winter floral that will take her dress right into Spring.
Changing the dress to tie in the back takes just a few minutes and makes such a sweet impact.
The simple modification will work with your favorite Pillowcase Dress pattern. Of course, I prefer mine! I did the serger method for this dress–love those smooth armholes!
To create a back-tie pillowcase dress, head on over to Riley Blake for the full instructions!
Thanks so much for having me, Riley Blake! I’d love to see your creations–share them with me on my FB page, or tag me on IG @sewlikemymom.
joanne roth December 12, 2014 - 22:57
Hi – I LOVE this pillowcase variation – it is completely adorable and very unexpected. Could you please publish the link to the full tutorial at Riley Blake I have been searching and cannot find it. Thanks again for the great idea – I can’t wait to make one!
Dawn in VT January 01, 2015 - 15:02
Like the previous poster, I’d like the link to Riley Blake. I’d love to make this variation for my little ones. Thanks!