( original handmade creations by Ni )

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I am a Jill of all trades , SAHM and lover of all crafts. I think my middle name is Creating :) Each day I try to invision some new detail or put together some stiches I have never done before for a new look. I can`t wait to see what tomorrow will bring . Feel free to leave a comment and let me know how I am doing.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Pillowcase Dress

I bought vintage pillowcases from one of the shops on etsy.com with this in mind . I didn`t just want the same old pillowcase dresses I have seen with ribbons , I wanted them to be very special so I decided on crocheting the straps with cotton thread giving it just the touch it needed to make them very unique. My passion is coming up with unique ideas so no to items will be the same therefore my other matching pillowcase from the set will be getting a slightly different straps !

What is great about pillowcase dresses is that they will grow with the child ... @ 2 yrs old they can be worn as a long gown and by the time they are 4 the dress will reach below the knees @ about 7 or 8 yrs. old they will be above the knee and can later be used as a top over a cute shorts or pants ! You can really have fun with this , wearing a shirt under neath will give it a whole new look !

This pillowcase dress measures 26 inches in length from top of shoulders to the hem line.
The chest measures 26 inches without stretching and will stretch up to over 35 inches ! lots of room to grow :)

This can be found for sale @ creatingwithni.etsy.com


  1. Wow, I'd never known or would have thought that a pillow case dress would serve to grow like the child. That is sooo kuel. The dress is sooo pretty too, subtle with lovely colors. You do such nice work and love the lacey shoulder straps. Gorgeous!!

  2. The things we can do with a little imagination ! :)