While I eagerly anticipate the first day of school for my kids, I also dread it a little bit. I was able to get almost all of my shopping done. Everyone’s extensive school supply lists have been fulfilled and clothing has been bought, washed, and ironed. For the most part. The boys are very easy to shop for. They aren’t very picky. Some T’shirts and a few pairs of jeans and khakis square them away for a while. Thing One is another story. I mentioned before how much I hate the clothing selections available for little girls, and that opinion hasn’t changed. Bare midriff tops and skinny jeans are not an option for my six year old child. Sewing would be my only option.
Thanks to a generous gift card that my mother sent me for Joann Fabrics, I got a bunch of fabric for dresses.
I also treated myself to a serger a few months ago and believe it or not, I haven’t had a chance to give this baby a run for its money just yet.
I really like pillowcase dresses because they remind me of the good old days when little girls enjoyed a more wholesome, innocent childhood. I found a nice tutorial at sewlikemymom.com that I used to make some for Thing One. I used elastic i place of ribbon at the neckline to avoid the choking hazard. On two of the dresses, I added elastic in the bodice to give the dress a little more shape. On the other three, I added fabric slightly below the armhole to be tied in the back.
Considering how badly I had been procrastinated getting dresses made, I am pretty proud of myself for accomplishing this all on one weekend.