Hi Someday Crafts readers - Wow! Am I excited about being here today!!! I
love this blog and I can't really believe I get to guest blog here. A
little bit about myself, I am Tone from Bless. I love to craft,
though I don't have the time I would like to craft. I am a full time
director of high school for adults, single mother of twin girls, age 6 and
season 7 winner at SYTYC. (Proud of that
These are some of the types of projects you will find on my blog:
Today I will show you how to make the perfect summer vacation dress - the
reversible, bubble, pillowcase dress. And it's perfect for vacation
because it's reversible - imagine being at a theme park or at the beach,
then you're headed for the restaurant to eat when you discover your little
darling is dirty. I have the solution - turn the dress inside out - and
head for the restaurant.
Step 1: You need two different prints fabric. Cut out front and back
pieces from both fabrics. You can use a raglan shirt as a pattern tracer,
or you can find multiple tutorials for pillow dresses on-line. I've made
this dress twice, and found out it looks a lot better if I cut the sides
on an angle - you can see it on the picture above.
You will now have four pieces - two front pieces and two back pieces.
Make sure the bottoms line up. And make sure the front pieces are facing
Step 4: Sew the bottoms together with elastic on your bobbin. Here
is a tutorial for how you do this. I sew one time around, maybe it
would be safer to sew two rounds?
Step 5: Put one dress into the other again, but now wrong sides
Step 6: Now you take the neck line on the front pieces and put the right
sides together - sew across. Twist the fabric back.The do the same for the
back neck line.
Step 7: Top stitch the neck lines - then sew a second seam a short inch
from the top - this is where the ribbon goes through. Do this both front
and back. I also made sure I folded the fabric in at the edges.
Step 8: Arm holes - fold the fabric in on both pieces and sew together -
you could also use bias tape here. Repeat on second arm hole.
Two for one dress.
My girls are sporting the two different sizes - the size is so easy to
Michelle, thank you so much for having me - this was so much fun.
And if you decide to come for a visit over to my blog today, you'll find a
tutorial for a different kind of reversible, two for one kind of
Hope you found this useful.
Be blessed, Tone
THANKS, TONE! I love pillowcase dresses and these are especially adorable! Head over to Bless to see more fantastic projects!