Monday, July 12, 2010

What can you do with 50 cents?

My new thrifting store is the Salvation Army.  It may not be as clean as Goodwill but with a little perseverance you can find great deals.  I have been wanting to make a pillowcase dress for my daughter for a while now.  I found this great pillowcase for only 50 cents! 

I just love this fabric, such a vintage vibe.  I basically used one of my daughter's dresses to use as a template for the arm cuts.  Folded down the edges and sewed away.  Fished the ribbon through with a safety pin and viola!

(Excuse the model's expression.  She is 3 going on 16.)

I also found a pretty sheet for $1.00 that I couldn't pass up.  I made another pillowcase dress from it.  I see pillows and perhaps an apron in the future.


What can you do with 50 cents?

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The Girl Creative


6 comments:

  1. Love this tooo sweet OK I don't have a "little" girl anymore but I have two reborn dolls that will benefit from your idea! lol

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  2. Oh how adorable! The dress is pretty cute too :-)

    Ellen

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  3. That is soooo Laura Ashley looking. Beautiful, cool, summery and made with love. Darling!

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  4. OMG...Ive been dying to make one of these too. My sister makes them but Ive wanted to try it with a great vintage fabric. I have a 3 yr old as well, also with a similar expression sometimes. lol Great job! Im gonna try one this week.

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  5. Wow - I do really love these, they are great for summer! Any ideas on how to make them for an 11 year old! I am pretty sure my 8 year old son would refuse to wear it! LOL...Great job...BTW I love the salvation army too!

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  6. Turned out great and your daughter is precious! I have a 3 yr. old grandson and I have seen that expression often LOL!
    Annette

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