Thursday, February 18, 2010

Impromptu Inspiration


My friend Heather brought me a pair of cute curtains yesterday. Made by Shabby Chic I knew the fabric would make something wonderful!

Oh, the possibilities of a piece of fabric! How do you ever decide what to make from one piece?! I went through several ideas quickly before deciding to go with the pillowcase dress idea. But, as I was making them - I was thinking summery nightgowns were even better! The little ruffle on the bottom was part of the curtain - perfect!

Paired with a spring colored t shirt these could also be great spring/summer play dresses!

One curtain made two for her girls (already done) and the other curtain will make one for each of my girls! I think it's funny that she brought me the curtains around 4pm and by 7 - I had two nighties done, folded a load of laundry and cooked dinner! These were very easy!

13 comments:

Wendi said...

Wonderful, girly fabric. What a great friend to think of you!

Amy said...

What a creative idea.

Michele said...

If you have a fabric that's on the flimsy side you can always line the dress. I line most of my dresses and skirts so that we don't have to go hunting for a slip.

Cheryl said...

I have always liked the shabby chic fabric. so cottagey and summery. How cool was it that the ruffle was already there?? I love it when a sewing project works out like that.
I have a pattern to make some pillow case dresses. Hoping to make some for my nieces for the summer.

Kathi said...

Yay for you! Simple and Pretty.
I agree, what a nice friend you have!

Paige said...

can you re post the tute for that? i'm taking on a 9 year old female for sewing lessons and this might be something she'd want to try.

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

very cute and summery. Wonderful for dreaming of wildflower fields, butterflies, and lemonade :)

Kathy said...

Oh how cute are those!! You are always able to tap into your imagination and make amazing items. I've been reading your blog for some time but have rarely commented. I wish you a sunshiney day

Kat

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm de-lurking to say I think those are adorable!! I recently found some adorble crib bedsheets at a thirft store that I plan on making a dress for my little girl! It was so much cheaper than fabric!!
You have such cute ideas for your kids!! I love how you think to do such creative things for them. My mind doesn't think that way too much. lol But I hope to use some of your ideas!!
Laura

Shelley said...

You are so creative. I would have never thought of that. What cute dresses, all from a curtain.

Elise said...

Those are so cute!! I am assuming you didn't use bias tape around the armholes?? That definitely will shave time off. Love the idea of that cute ruffle at the bottom. I wonder if I could get away with a pillowcase style maternity top??
Elise

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

That is such a great idea!

Lynette said...

So sweet!