April 13, 2010

Pillowcase dress of shame

I'm normally a rule-follower in life, but when it comes to sewing, file this project under: Never again.

I got a little high-horsey when it came to my pretty little dish towel last week that I thought I'd try my hand at a pillowcase dress for Wavey...without a pattern"How hard could it be?" I asked myself.  Oh, I was so mistaken to think I could whip it up AND have it look good. 

It's whipped up alright.  But I'd say, it's now more of an "I don't care if this gets paint on it because it's sewn so poorly" art smock than "let's show our friends" kind of pillowcase dress.

When it comes to sewing, I'm not striving to be a perfectionist by any means, but it's little things like how the thread kept jamming that made me insane. 

Besides, Wavey later said, "I don't like yellow."  I don't like yellow anymore either.
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8 comments:

Bumpkin Bears said...

oh I think she looks so pretty in it. Thanks so much for popping over at my Blog. Hugs, Catherine x

Kim @ Frost Me! said...

"seams" to me it came out great! heehee... I love it! Glad you posted... story made me lol! ...ps. your little one is adorable!

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Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Better than I could do for certain. At least it's a cute top and really, with that smile...who is looking at the dress?

Into Ablivia said...

Hey I think for the FIRST time you did pretty good! You have to start somewhere and eventually will get better over time- right?

Amy said...

You did great! I would never brave something without a pattern because I am such a rule follower too.

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

Thanks for your nice words, all, but let's just say the dress is a 15-feet job...as in, it only looks good if you're standing 15 feet away!

Into Ablivia- you have no idea how many times I thought of picking up the phone to say, "Give me your mom's phone number. Pronto."

JULIAN & Co. said...

it looks super cute to me...

twolittletots said...

i think it looks cute! at least you did it...i have never even made one! but, i need to, but it still worries me a little and i sew everyday!