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Pillowcase Dress baby shower gift

My sweet friend is expecting her 5th baby.  And since the first 4 were boys (all delightful by the way. ๐Ÿ™‚ ) we were all ecstatic to learn she was going to be welcoming a GIRL!!  So of course a shower to celebrate all things pink was definitely in order.  In fact, I was so excited for her, I even broke into my fat quarter bundle of Riley Blake Fly a Kite fabric I won from Maureen Cracknell Handmade, to create this dress.  (in case you were wondering- it was REALLY hard to do, because I just love looking at pretty piles of coordinating fabric sitting on my shelf)
I followed this tutorial for the pillowcase dress from Destri at the Mother Huddle.  I think she’s brilliant for having elastic in the neck casing so the dress doesn’t have to be tied anywhere, just slip it on over baby’s head.  She even has this amazing sizing guide so you can make them in a range of sizes.  The generosity of bloggers is just astounding at times.

This is a detail of the little flower I made to embellish the dress.  It just wouldn’t be girly enough without a bow or flower, would it? ๐Ÿ™‚
  The shower was so fun (I was a horrible blogger and didn’t take any pictures of it) and we are so excited to welcome this new baby girl into our neighborhood.

Have a wonderful Tuesday.
XOXO,
Amy
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  • Sandy
    May 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    That is so cute!! Thanks so much for the link to that tutorial, it looks great. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Maureen Cracknell Handmade
    May 1, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    It's beautiful!! Feel free to share a picture on my fb page, too!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Michele Pacey
    May 1, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    they must be so happy to be welcoming a little girl amongst them. that little girl is going to be one tough cookie. ๐Ÿ™‚

    very cute dress!

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    May 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Adorable dress, Amy. The flower is super cute, too. I definitely understand how hard it must have been to cut into that fabric. I'm trying to embrace a new "just use it" attitude with my fabric, but it's slow going ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lorene (just Lu)
    May 3, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    So cute, Amy! Love the fabric with the girl swinging. Worth the fabric sacrifice ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Vanessa Barker
    May 5, 2012 at 6:33 am

    I'm OBSESSED with this line of fabric!

  • TL
    May 6, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    So glad you have a blog. I recently bought one of your table runners (not quite a runner) at oh sweet Sadie. I am in love with the fabric and wanted to see if you could make a crib skirt and a valance to match and also if I could buy some of the scraps to make some wall art. Please contact me at taralmccoy@gmail.com
    Thanks!

  • TL
    May 6, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    So glad you have a blog. I recently bought one of your table runners (not quite a runner) at oh sweet Sadie. I am in love with the fabric and wanted to see if you could make a crib skirt and a valance to match and also if I could buy some of the scraps to make some wall art. Please contact me at taralmccoy@gmail.com
    Thanks!

  • Debra
    May 9, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Oh my word I love the little flower and the dress is super darling! I totally know how you feel about cutting into fabric. I have this stack that I love too much to cut. One day!