Sunday, September 15, 2013

Adult Pillowcase Top

I've seen tons of patterns for little girls dresses made from pillowcases, but hey, I want something cute for me! I picked up this wild pink and purple pillowcase from Goodwill a while back for 50 cents, a dollar, something like that. It was a super fun print, and I just knew it would make a cute top.

Adult Pillowcase Top

I began by trimming off about 6 inches at the closed end of the pillowcase. The remaining tube is going to be the body of my top.

Adult Pillowcase Top

I fold the tube in half length-wise and cute out armholes.

Adult Pillowcase Top

Next I hemmed the top edge of both the front and the back.

Adult Pillowcase Top

I put in a couple bust darts in the front so it wouldn't be quite so sack-like.

Adult Pillowcase Top

From the closed end remnant, I cut two strips about 1.5 inches wide.

Adult Pillowcase Top

I pressed the edges of these strips in toward the middle to create a binding.

Adult Pillowcase Top

And then I attached this binding to my armholes.

Adult Pillowcase Top

It wasn't until a little ways into this project that I noticed a thin spot in the fabric.

Adult Pillowcase Top

So I took some matching thread and a tiny scrap of fabric leftover from these pants, and patched the thin spot as best I could. Honestly, it's a tiny spot along one side where no one's even going to notice.

Adult Pillowcase Top

Adult Pillowcase Top

And now I can feel like a kid again in my adorable pink and purple pillowcase top!

Adult Pillowcase Top

Adult Pillowcase Top



Pillowcase Top

20 comments:

  1. The top is so cute!
    Once again I am wow-ed by your vision of design/construction and following through with careful stitching to give the piece a professional finish. You are First Class, Carissa!!!!
    MT Lady

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  2. REally nice! I have a cute pillow case, but not sure it will fit!
    Kathy

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    1. True, it does have to be at least as big around as your bust. Of course, you could also insert a strip of coordinating fabric along each side. That could look cute!

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