It’s been a while since I’ve worked on the sewing machine. I made the girls’ Christmas dresses and haven’t looked at the sewing machine since. Recently I started getting the itch to sew again, and I’ve got some cute fabric just sitting around. I had wanted to use it for a different purpose, but don’t think that will ever happen, so I re-purposed the fabric into these:


My embroidery machine was fixed recently as well. I had to go to Birmingham to get that done, but it was only $40 to actually fix it when the guy down here charged me close to $60 to fix one part but not the whole problem. Hmm.

These are pillowcase dresses, or something loosely associated with such. They were not originally pillowcases and are so much cuter. I lined them with a light material because I don’t like seeing the back of fabric on the inside of their clothes. Actually, I was afraid the dresses would be too light (as in not heavy) if I didn’t line them.



All in all both dresses took about 3 to 3.5 hours to make total (not each!). The cutting of the lining and fabric probably took the longest. I didn’t even follow a pattern, these dresses started out as rectangles of fabric. If you’re wanting to try sewing for your daughter then I recommend a pillowcase dress. I should have taken step-by-step pictures of the process.


I haven’t gotten a picture of Reagan in her dress because I just finished it. And you can thank one of the kids for smudging up the camera while she runs all over the house taking umpteen pictures of the floor and the tv.

If you feel so inclined will you lift up a prayer for this little fellow:


Eli’s parents are missionaries in Hungary. Eli has a bad infection in his ear and they’re going to do surgery on his thrombosis to take out the infected part at 9am Hungarian time on the 5th. That’s six hours ahead of U.S. Eastern. Whether you’re reading this before or after the surgery has taken place that whole family could use your prayers. Thanks!

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I'm a photographer and homeschooler Dream = travel blogger. We move around every couple of years. That's fine, I love seeing different parts of our great country and the world. Great things: Jesus, traveling, photography, eating, sewing, scrapbooking, reading, shopping...not necessarily in that order.

12 thoughts on “Matchy-matchy

  1. Those are TOO cute! And so is the model. πŸ™‚

    If I had to depend on myself for clothing, I’d have to move to a nudist colony.

    Lots of prayers for the little guy. Ear problems are no fun.

  2. Awww, I miss being able to dress my 2 girls in cute dresses. Now they hate dresses and are pitching a fit because we are attending 2 weddings this summer and they must wear dresses. Sigh.

  3. lovely dresses πŸ™‚ and I really like the embroidery. my grandma got an embroidery machine recently and I would love to get over there and use it!
    Hope all goes well for the little boy- ear infections are no fun!!

  4. Cute dresses! At least you made them different, my Mom made my sisters and me wear the exact same outfits when she sewed our clothes and one time she made us outfits out of the cloth pattern they use for bandanas. Can you imagine? Hideous! LOL

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