Leah Top Pillowcase Dress

Have you ever done a Sew-Along with Jess from Cratiness is not Optional? I have always wanted to but the “make your own pattern part” has kept me from trying. When Jess posted this Chrysanthemum Top (renamed the Leah Tunic) I was wishing in my heart that she would do a tutorial or sew-along.  She must have read my comments been in tune with my wishes because along came… the Leah Tunic Sew-Along. YAY!!! I was going to do it. This time I really would.  I am proud to say that I did it! The pattern part was not so bad after all.

I used a pillowcase that I picked up from the store for $1.00.

I chose to make mine into a dress instead of a tunic because I loved that blue green strip at the bottom. I thought it would be darling as the bottom of a dress.

Here is the front and the back of the dress. I am in love with the button closure. It is so easy to make!

Thank you Jess for this great sew-along!


  1. Very cute! I messed up and bought new fabric today. You totally scored on the pillowcases! I am so jealous!

  2. I love it! you’re right, that cute strip on the bottom is perfect for a dress! So glad you sewed along!

  3. Oh I love simplicity of this dress. It’s so little house on the prarie! I would love to have you share this at my VIP party this weekend =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-10.html

  4. How sweet! I really like the little button closure in the back. I’d love for you to stop by my blog sometime, http://www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

  5. So cute! I love it! And it only cost $1?! That’s my kind of project 😉

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  6. So cute! The only thing I’ve ever done with a pillowcase is to cut holes in it for my son to wear as a biblical costume! Great job!

  7. that came from a pillow case??? TOO cute. awesome job!!

    I’d love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-2-and-features.html

  8. So beautiful!

  9. Very cute! She’s a cutie-pie!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  10. I just bought a gorgeous pillow case today for a buck. I love Jess from Craftiness, but your post really makes me want to make the Leah Tunic (in dress form) now! Love being inspired!

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