Monday, August 29, 2011

2 pillowcases + 1 blouse = 1 cute dress!

Question:  What do you get when you combine two vintage pillow cases with one cute blouse?  Answer:  A super cute, super easy dress!



It was as easy as cutting off the blouse, stitching on the pillowcases, and threading through some elastic.  You can see the tutorial here.  I could have stopped at that point, but the neckline was a little too open for me so I added ruffles to each side using the leftover blouse fabric.  I also decided to make a bright yellow belt with a big fabric flower to top it off.







I was lucky to find some matching shoes at Goodwill for half price!  In fact, the total breakdown is this:

2 pillowcase @ 1.99
1 blouse  @ 2.49
belt supplies @ 4.20
shoes @ 3.50
free bracelet

Total for complete outfit = $12.18...not too bad!


I've always loved the color yellow.  In fact, growing up in the 70's my bedroom was decorated with yellow and orange...so bright and cheery!  Oh the memories...bright orange shag carpet, yellow walls, mushroom lamp, troll doll collection to die for, anything to do with the sun, and the scent of Love's Fresh Lemon Cologne...so yummy!


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39 comments:

  1. Definitely my favorite dress to date. I LOVE that belt!!

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  2. Oh, so summery and pretty. Need to get myself into gear and start recreating!
    Jen

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  3. I love this dress! What a great way to use pillowcases. I love your shoes too!

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  4. So pretty! Love that it was pillowcases too.
    We would love to have you come link up to our Crafty Lassie Tuesday Link Party. http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/
    We are also having a giveaway! Hope to see you there.
    Thanks!
    Rose & Heather

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  5. Very Very pretty! I love the yellow too!
    Zoe
    xstitchandcrafts.blogspot.com

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  6. What a great recycle! Would love for you to link this to my Craftastic party:)

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  7. Wow that looks amazing! I featured you on my Facebook page :)

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  8. Thanks for linking to TAke-A-Look Tuesday - - I featured you today!
    - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  9. Hey Susan I just found you thanks to Sugar Bee! I love this dress super cute!!!

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  10. I am so impressed that you used those materials to make THAT dress! Gorgeous! And you are so cute as well!

    I would love to have you share this @ my link party, Show & Share--

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-3.html

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  11. VERY pretty! I love it! It's so feminine.

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  12. so pretty! i would love it if you'd share this @ my creativity party! thanks!

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  13. So very fun. Love the idea of adding ruffles to close up the blouse.

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  14. I just read your profile page and had to come back and comment. I sighed at the words "Value Village". When I met my hubby in Seattle he had a liscense plate cover that said: I'd rather be shopping at Value Village.

    We now live in UT and its just not the same.

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  15. Okay Susan! How did you make the belt...do tell! I love how you added the ruffle to the blouse. In my opinion that & the belt are what make the dress. WTG!!!

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  16. Yellow is my fave color, too! This is absolutley beautiful. This wonderful post totally contributed to the blog party's success! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  17. OMG! Amazing job, again SUSAN! I'll be featuring your dress next week on Sew Woodsy!

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  18. You are positively sensational! There is nothing about this I am not in love with.
    New follower here, coming from Mommas Kinda Crafty.

    www.luxeboulevard.blogspot.com

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  19. Um, I if I weren't pregnant right now I would HAVE to go thrifting so I could make myself one of those. Way too gorgeous!

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  20. Beautiful! Visiting from Tatertots and Jello. :)

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  21. That is adorable! You did a great job of recycling!

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  22. This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!!

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  23. You're awesome! That dress is to die for! Thank you for linking to It's a Party!

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  24. I have made a pillow case dress/skirt but nothing this beautiful. I love it. Thank you for sharing your amazing tallent at Bacon Time. Hugs.

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  25. So creative! Pillowcases! I'm truly impressed. ;)Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday......your project was featured this week! Stop by and grab an "I was featured" button and wear it proudly! :) Hope to see you again this week.

    Michelle
    www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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  26. I CANNOT get over how gorgeous this dress is...and the price!!! WOW! Absolutely beautiful. You are very talented.

    Id LOVE for you to link this up to my new DIY fashion linky party called DIY Diva Thursdays! We party until Monday, so you have plenty of time to link up! I hope to see you there :)

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  27. So cute idea. Love it, thanks for sharing

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  28. This is awesome! What wonderful creativity. I LOVE the dress. I am your newest follower!

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  29. Oh, that is such a pretty dress!!! No one would ever guess what it is made from.

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate the feedback and always look forward to reading what you have to say! Susan

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