Friday, May 21, 2010

The Macgyver dress

Most days my husband comes home and asks me what I did that day. He doesn't say it like "man, look at this place...what DID you do all day?" way, he does it in more of a "I know the things you do around the house can go overlooked, so I want to make sure I appreciate what you did do" way. So while I was going down the list (three loads of laundry, swept the floors...), I also mentioned that I made a dress out of a pillowcase and an old tank top. After I said it, it sort of sounded like something Macgyver would have said if he were crafty! Don't you think?

Anyway, I started out with a Ralph Lauren pillowcase that was in the free box at a garage sale, and a Hollister tank top, I picked up for 50 cents.
I didn't take step by step pictures for a tutorial this time. So sorry! If you sew though, it's pretty easy to figure it out. I used the pillowcases natural opening as the hem and cut the bottom off of the shirt and the pillowcase. I even made a belt from what I had leftover from the pillowcase. After I sewed the two pieces together, I used elastic thread in my bobbin and did four rows of shirring at the waist.


I think it turned out really cute...my husband does not. What do you think?


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19 comments:

A Mom After God's Own Heart said...

Very cute! I am a new follower from NFF and FMF! Great blog and I would love a follow back:)

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AlarmClockWars said...

Way cute dress. Don't listen to your husband. :) I wish mine would notice what I did all day long! I'm here from New Friend Friday. Not so crafty myself, but like it so far!

The Thriftress said...

I think it's great! "The MacGyver Dress" I love it!
Sarah

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

Your husband is crazy - that dress is fabulous!

MandeeFranee said...

I hopped over here from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. :) I think your MacGyver dress is adorable! ;)

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

I love the outfit! I can't believe that skirt used to be a pillowcase. Well done :)

justtherightangle said...

I really like it! I would never have known it was a pillowcase! So creative and cute!
-Arielle

Sachiko said...

Oh, I think your dress is very cute! Thank you for visiting my blog!

michelle b @ every little thing said...

i think it's awesome! now youve got me thinking about whether or not i have a pillowcase i can cut up!
xoxo

chickenetti said...

love it! I wish my tush would fit inside a pillowcase...

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Cute, I'd wear it if it came in my size.
Yeah, and by my size I don't mean smaller, honey.

Wonder what's not to like about it? Did you ask? Maybe he could give you some sweet pointers and you could make some alterations...just saying.

C.R.A.F.T. said...

so cute! come on over and link up to making monday marvelous!

Andrea said...

I think it looks great!

Seamingly Smitten said...

What a cute dress! And you saved so much time by using the hem that was already there!
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Jenny

Suzy said...

He's probably just bothered by the idea that it used to be a pillow case ; )

Amber said...

I love these tank top dresses - in fact, I've been making some very similar!! I'm going to be posting a tutorial of them soon, AND giving one to a follower in my first giveaway!

Check it out in the next couple days at http://rufflesandrosescrafts.blogspot.com !!

KaylaDanielle said...

I think it's great! Thanks for following my blog and leaving a comment! You are so right about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The first few chapters were so boring but now I don't want to put it down!

LB3K said...

So very cute! Love the sash! Thanks for linking to Wardrobe Wednesday!

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Karen said...

I think it's adorable. I hope to actually see it when summer finally arrives!