Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Why didn't someone tell me?

What didn't someone tell me that these pillowcase dresses were super easy to make and can be made in so many different super cute color combinations?

And why didn't someone tell me that once I started making them I wouldn't want to stop, regardlesss to if I have a little boy and not a little girl?!

I finished these two over the weekend, so it is a good thing I know a few little girls with birthdays coming up. On a previous post where I shared my first pillowcase dress, Sandy from Life Began in a Garden shared the great idea to make dresses for little girls in Haiti through an organization called Real Hope for Haiti....has anyone else every done anything like that before? It is something I am seriously considering...I'd love to hear about or read your previous posts about giving back like this...feel free to link up!
Happy Monday!


  1. they are so cute! good job! Pillowcase dresses are super easy to make i think they were my first sewing machine project with a 50 dollar machine I had lol.
    I would love it if you linked up to my party :)
    Craft Couture Mondays

  2. Look into that Haiti thing...if it's legit, I think that's a fantastic idea. That is, until Evie is big enough to wear them. ;)

  3. THESE ARE DARLING. Seriously. OMG. I love them. So freaking cute.