I am totally on a roll now with the whole make-something-from-a-pillowcase thing. This time, it’s a skirt. The inspiration was a post on upcycling a pillowcase into a dress at Mummybrain, which I found through pinterest. I took her basic guidelines for making a circle skirt as I has the perfect pillowcase for such a craft.
The frilled edge of the floral pillowcase begged to be used, so I unpicked it at the beginning and put it to one side. Then once I had constructed the basic skirt, I pinned the frill around the base of the skirt and sewed it in place, giving a nice frilled edge to a perfect ‘dancing’ skirt. LBG seems to equate full skirts with dancing due to their ability to spin out whilst twirling. It’s terribly sweet.
Because I wasn’t making a dress from the pillowcase, I needed some sort of waistband. Not having enough fabric left from the pillowcase, or it’s frill, I had a dig around in my sewing box and found some lovely 4cm wide pink ribbon, which I pinned to both sides of the waist and sewed into place, leaving a gap for adding elastic, as I did with the Upcycled Pillowcase pyjamas I made earlier. Once I’d adjusted the tension on a wriggly LBG, I secured it in place, sewed up the gap and polished my Top Mother Halo.
But I couldn’t help feeling that there was something missing from the skirt, so made a simple bow and sewed it onto the side of the skirt’s waistband. Perfection. For now.