Another Pillowcase Dress for Africa

Pillowcase Dress Sewing Pattern from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

I have had this pillowcase dress hanging in my studio for a little while and realized I never took any pictures. So I snapped a few this weekend before I send it off to be donated. I loved creating those pillowcase dresses for Dresses for Africa a few months ago when I taught at Baby Lock Common Threads. The message of Dresses for Africa really spoke to me, so I decide to create another dress to send over there when this fabric arrived from Michael Miller Fabrics. These dresses are so quick to sew and really don’t take that much fabric. If you have an afternoon, you can make one of these special dresses, that will provide years of love and wear for a little girl in need. You can read more about Dresses for Africa in my previous post HERE.

Another Pillowcase Dress for Africa

Pillowcase Dress Sewing Pattern from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

I chose to make this pillowcase dress out of Sarah Jane Studios new fabric line ‘Magic‘ for Michael Miller Fabrics. I love this fabric because I think it is so sweet for a little girl and the colors are lovely. All the fabrics pictured in this dress have gold metallic accents that adds such a whimsical touch to the already beautiful illustrations.

Another Pillowcase Dress Sewing Pattern from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

I used three prints from the ‘Magic‘ fabric line to create this dress. I used my 15-Minute Pillowcase pattern to create the pillowcase (found HERE) and then I used part of the Dresses for Africa free pillowcase dress pattern (found HERE.)

Pillowcase Dress Sewing Pattern from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

I changed up the way that the top of the dress was sewn. I decided to thread through a larger fabric sash through the casing at the top of the dress (instead of the elastic in the original pattern), but secured it in place with some additional stitching at the top of each armhole binding. When you create these Dresses for Africa, you want to make sure that you don’t include any buttons or ribbons that might come unthreaded. The girls and parents over there don’t have the tools to fix things that break. That’s why it is super important to make sure everything is secure.

Another Pillowcase Dress Sewing Pattern from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

I hope that some little girl will love this dress. It such a small contribution, to what I hope will bring huge joy to a little girl that SO needs a little ‘Magic’ in her life.

You can read more about Dresses for Africa HERE.

Until next time……

Happy Sewing!

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One Comment

  1. Looks great!