Have I been AWOL from blogland? Actually, I have been busy making pillowcase dresses for a charity mission for the United Methodist Women. They are making a collection to benefit the children of Haiti. I followed the lead from directions found on Nancy's Notions website.
There are several free tutorials for pillowcase dresses on the internet. They offer different options for making the dresses. I used elastic for gathering the neckline of the dress. I made single-fold bias binding and stitched it to enclose the raw edge of the armholes. These binding strips are each about 38" long, so they can extend and become the ties at the shoulder.
Here is a photo of a few of my finished pillowcase dresses. I apologize for my method of display!
If you are interested in making some of these dresses, here are some links to free patterns.
the pattern is in the top row
the 2nd grouping, click on the red link to Download Free Dress
this one is made from yardage
Thank you for your interest. See you soon!