Christmas Pillowcase Dress Tutorial

Christmas Pillowcase Tutorial - Easy dress for your cutie this Christmas! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

This dress has a new take on your regular pillowcase dress… add ruffles and Ric Rac for so much cuteness! You can learn how to make your own with our Christmas Pillowcase Dress Tutorial. Click the link to read more.


Hi it’s Amy from Nap Time Crafters and Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop here with a fun and easy holiday outfit!

Christmas Pillowcase Tutorial - Easy dress for your cutie this Christmas! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

My little girl is obsessed with Frosty the Snowman so when I found the darling Blitzen line from Moda I knew it was meant to be. :) Add in some jumbo Ric Rac and it’s a match made in heaven!

Turns out this dress is perfect for twirling. :)

Christmas Pillowcase Tutorial - Easy dress for your cutie this Christmas! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

My favorite thing about pillowcase dresses is that they are so fast and easy and they fit for ages! Since this dress will only be worn for a few months this year I’m glad to know it will still fit for years to come as a tunic and then a top. :)

Let’s get started!

~ Christmas Pillowcase Dress Tutorial ~

1. Start by cutting out your basic pillowcase dress shape. The top edge of the bodice should be about 1.5x the width of your child’s chest and then make a basic a-line shape and add 2 armholes.

With right sides together sew up the side seams stopping at the armhole cutouts.

Christmas Pillowcase Tutorial - Easy dress for your cutie this Christmas! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

2. If you’d like to add a ruffle to the bottom, cut a strip of coordinating fabric to 2-3x the width of the bottom edge of your dress and double the finished length. Sew the ends together to form a loop and then bring the long edges together so the seam allowance is enclosed. Gather until it matches the bottom edge of the dress.

Christmas Pillowcase Tutorial - Easy dress for your cutie this Christmas! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

3. With right sides together sew the ruffle to the bottom edge of the dress.

Christmas Pillowcase Tutorial - Easy dress for your cutie this Christmas! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

4. Flip the ruffle down and add some RicRrac over the seam line.

Christmas Pillowcase Tutorial - Easy dress for your cutie this Christmas! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

5. Finish your armholes with some bias tape or by folding over twice and topstitching.

Christmas Pillowcase Tutorial - Easy dress for your cutie this Christmas! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

6. Fold the top edge of the bodice over 1/4″ and then another 1″ and topstitch to create a casing.

Christmas Pillowcase Tutorial - Easy dress for your cutie this Christmas! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

7. Thread through a sash or length of ribbon and you’re done

Christmas Pillowcase Tutorial - Easy dress for your cutie this Christmas! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Hope to see you soon! :)

 

Amy


Thank you Amy! This Christmas Pillowcase Dress Tutorial is awesome and super easy, especially for beginners. You can make a quick pillowcase dress for your cutie that she will love and gush over. I also love how they can last for such a long time. Years of fun!

The Ribbon Retreat carries beautiful high quality fabrics from your favorite designers. Check out our Christmas Fabrics and be sure to browse all our other fabrics. We also carry a large assortment of Ric Rac in tons of colors. All for a wonderful price and awesome shipping and service.

For more Christmas tutorials click here… we have so much!

And check out Nap Time Crafters and Amy’s pattern shop, Peekaboo Patterns. So much great stuff!

Happy Holiday Crafting!

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2 Comments

  1. Colleen marsters
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    beautiful dress, as I haven’t any little girls around what measurements should i use as I would love to try and make this dress.

  2. Posted December 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Hey Colleen,

    Glad you love it :) I just did a quick search and found some general size/cutting guidelines here: http://sewlikemymom.com/easiest-pillowcase-dress-ever/

    You’ll want to shorten it a bit since you’ll be adding a ruffle. My ruffle was 3x the width of the bottom edge of the dress.

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