Recycled Pillowcase Dress

Added Jul 6, 2010

by floatingworld

Sydney, Australia

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Description

This is an unused IKEA pillowcase that I picked up from Vinnies for $2 + yoke pieces from New Look 6775 cut out in the scraps from my striped denim dress + ric-rac. I cut the closed end of the pillowcase open, cut some dips for the underarms, added the yoke pieces, finished the arm holes with bias tape and trimmed the bottom with ric-rac. The long sides of the pillowcase became the side seams of the dress. Because the body is just a slightly-gathered rectangle it is pretty boxy, but hopefully in a “60s-shift-dress” way, not a “Hello-here-I-am-wearing-a-pillowcase” way. Because that would be a bit weird.

Material Notes

Pillowcase, cotton denim.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Casual
Material
Cotton, Denim

Credits

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    Jul 11, 2010, 09.37 PMby maria3

    Very cute.

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    Jul 9, 2010, 07.18 AMby loversandhaters

    ahhh, i have this pillowcase too!…but i just sleep in mine.

  • Missing

    Jul 8, 2010, 10.32 PMby Melanie Saliba

    nope…I woulda never guessed it was a pillowcase! Hooray for skills! :)

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    Jul 7, 2010, 07.51 PMby lonestarcasie

    I heart this dress!

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    Jul 7, 2010, 07.39 PMby uglybeat

    Cuuuute!

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    Jul 7, 2010, 01.18 PMby ginasophia

    I love the yoke! and even the armhole bindings - super cute

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