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Sunshine on the Ranch

Added Aug 15, 2011

by RoniBarr

Ganei Tikvah, Is...






My boyfriend’s mom, knowing that I sew, lovingly offered to give me some of her old fabrics. Going through the box, I couldn’t find much that caught my fancy until I saw this bright yellow pillow case. It was, well… not me.

But I fell in love with it and took it home and thought and thought about what I would make out of it. Lo and behold, this shirt was born! I drafted (and then re-drafted… there’s not much fabric in a single pillow case) the pattern myself. This is the first time I shirred fabric. Pretty happy with the results. (I learned the hard way that I have to pay special attention to my butter fingers when winding the bobbin with elastic thread!)

Material Notes

One old pillow case. (Washed to get the dust out!)




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Other
Cotton, Linen

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    Aug 16, 2011, 11.21 AMby RoniBarr

    Thanks. It took a bit of reworking the pattern to get it all to fit on the single pillowcase. It would have been nice to have a bit more fabric!

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    Aug 15, 2011, 03.23 PMby runningwithscissors1

    I love the results of elastic thread but hate working with it! I always get all romantic about making something with it, then as soon as I start sewing, I start swearing at myself for falling into that trap again! I am amazed you were able to get that done with ONE pillowcase- amazing. Very cute shirt- I love it!

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