Pillowcase Dresses can be a lot of fun; they are an easy starting pattern for anyone learning to sew, and they are quite versatile for those of us with a few years of sewing under our belts. We challenged two of our reviewers to come up with some super fun variations of Footloose and Fancy Free's Sew Lacy Pillowcase Dress. This pattern is unique in it construction in that it is fully lined! That just ads to the fun. We have mod stripes, an adorable top, and a vintage Valentines look all to inspire you to re-visit the pillowcase dress!!!
Here are Kara and Nicole to share their versions of the Sew Lacy...
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Pattern Review of Footloose & Fancy Free Sew Lacy
by Kara Orr
- Size Range: 6 months to 14 years
- Pattern Pieces: One piece for the armhole cut out.
- Options: Lace ruffles, fabric ruffles, double ribbon/fabric ties, single ribbon/fabric ties.
- Pattern Assembly Time: 10 seconds or as long as your printer takes there is no taping just cutting.
- Fabric Cutting Time: 10 minutes Sewing Tiem: under a hour depending on how fancy you get :)
- Fun tidbits on this pattern: All seam allowances are 1/2" which I love! You learn how to do a french seams for a very professional finish.
- Sewing Level: Confident Beginner.
- As I said, I did a double gathered ruffles on this dress which I love. Here's how you can make your own:
- I cut my bottom ruffle 8" by width of fabric and the top ruffle 6" by width of fabric.
- I then folded the fabric in half length wise wrong sides together then set my machine to the longest stitch and width. (You can do a straight stitch or zig zag stitch to gather).
- I then found the centers on the pillowcase dress and the ruffle piece.
- I placed a pin in the center then worked to each side.
- For the bigger ruffle I attached that right to the bottom edge of the pillowcase dress and finished it with my serger and then top stitched for a finished look.
- I then repeated the process with the other side and with the other smaller ruffle piece.
- Next, I sewed on my nice jumbo ricrac.
- I found a lovely crochet doilie and made a fun pocket. (I placed it up higher for my daughter but, you can place your special touches were you see best.)
- You will also see I added a little pop of color using bias tape around the armhole. This is totally not necessary as Sandra has created a fully lined dress. I just wanted to add it for a more Valentines feel with the red. After doing my finished lined arm holes I took my bias sewing from the inside stitched my bias then flipped it over to the front to finish it. Just showing yet another fun option you can do! See....endless possibilities. :)