A couple of weeks ago while shopping I came across a darling little jumper for a little girl at H&M. I almost bought it (it was around $10 or so) but then when taking a second look at it realized it was just an updated version of a pillowcase dress.
So, I came home and made one. In 30 minutes. My kind of quick, naptime sewing project.
I did take a few pictures along the way to make a quick tutorial.
Here’s how I did it….
I was making a TALL size 6/7 and since I want her to be able to wear it awhile I did make it longer. It is about mid-calf on her now, but I know it won’t be by the end of summer. I am just hoping for knee-length then!
If you need to shorten the dress, you are going to need to shorten the first numbers in the dress piece and the ruffle. Both of them need to equal the length you want the dress.
It should now look like this on the back.
*Sorry I did make a mistake here….the straps are folded like bias tape (so there are 4 layers of fabric and they are sturdy) but they were NOT cut on the bias. They were actually cut from a 4 inch piece on the selvedge edge so the plaids would match, and then folded in like bias tape to make a 1 inch strap.
And you are done! A 30-minute dress that is perfect for Spring and Summer!