As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you. Perfect beginners project, this pillowcase dress for women is both cute and super comfy to wear! Ever since I made this sweet pillowcase dress for Ellie I wanted to make one for myself too. But for some reason I was under the impression that a pillowcase dress for adults is not as flattering as the ones for little girls. I had this feeling that while baggy looks super cute on little ones, it will be the perfect recipe for disaster when it comes to a womens pillowcase dress pattern. Unless you make a couple of little adjustments here and there, adjustments I will specify in just a moment below.
I wanted to see how it would work first off, so I picked some leftover fabric from another project. I picked it for him because it was a good colour, super light, and yep… cheap. First I cut off three strips of fabric from the raw edge — these would become the straps for the dress. They were sewn end-to-end, and then into a tube, and then turned.
See the diagrams below. Turn your tube right side out and thread through your casing, tie it off at the length you like and knot the ends of the tube to prevent fraying. Hem your dress, and then get your horse to parade around with you as a photo prop. Can you tell Major is thrilled? Honestly he was probably just glad that I finally combed the dreadlocks out of his mane.
We went with a pillowcase dress style and used a cotton jersey blend knit from Girl Charlee. The design makes it hard to mess up!! Begin by cutting two rectangles from your fabric — one for the front and one for the back. The width for each piece should be 1. I cut my piece on the fold so that I can speed along the process at the next step.