- I love that you can customize them quickly and easily.
- I love how they are perfect for any occasion. You can put a long sleeve underneath, wear them alone, or wear a cardigan over them. Really, anything goes.
- I love that you can make a dress and a year later it can be worn as a tunic with leggings.
- No buttons, no zippers!
- You do not need to pre-wash your fabric. Because of the fit, pre-washing is not required. However, if you are using two different types of fabric, it is a good idea to pre-wash.
The term pillowcase dress refers to dresses that were made from actual pillowcases. You would cut an arm hole on each side and sew a casing for a ribbon and voila, you were done! There was no hemming because you used the band at the bottom of the pillowcase. This type of dress has evolved over the years to use fabric to make a pillowcase shape for a dress.
This pattern is almost a rite of passage for any seamstress making children's clothes.
It's such a classic silhouette and so fast to make that it becomes the perfect last minute project.