Today I’m very excited to be guest blogging as part of Sew Chic and Unique’s “Inspire to Create Series”. Mayya of Sew Chic lives in Oman! How cool is that!! I love how blogging helps me meet and share ideas with people all over the world!
Today I’m sharing a tutorial for a little girls pillowcase shirt.
On the 18″ side of the 2 fat quarters measure down 5″ and over 2″. Cut a J shaped hole out of both sides of both pieces of fabric.
From your 3rd fat quarter cut 2 pieces 4″x 18″. Stitch to the uncut 18″ side of your other 2 fat quarters. Press seam towards 4″ piece of fabric.
Place shirt front and back pieces together and stitch 2 side seams of shirt with 1/4″ seam. Zigzag or serge.
Turn under raw edge of shirt band 1/4″ press. Fold over so that folded edge of fabric is even with the seam of the shirt/shirt band. Stitch in place. Press.
Cut 2 pieces, 2″ wide on the bias from your 3rd fat quarter.
Pin right side of bias pieces to right side of underarm seams. Stitch with 1/4″ seam.
Turn under top edges of shirt 1/4″ and press. Turn under again 3/4″ and stitch close to folded edge. This will create the elastic casing.
Thread your 1/2″ elastic through the front shirt casing. Adjust the width of the elastic based on the size of the shirt you are making. The smaller the size the more gathering, the larger the size the less gathering. Feed end of ribbon into the casing, it will only go in about 1/2″. Stitch so that the elastic and ribbon both stay in place. Repeat for other side of shirt.
also I just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who gave me suggestions this summer for the pillowcase dress construction! That’s where I got the idea to use elastic in the top instead of ribbon!!
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