These are known as pillow case dresses: the fabric and part of the construction in the pic below is courtesy of my JANOME dealer, Trudy, in LANGLEY, BC who gave me the partially made sundresses some time back. I finally got the time to sew the tie straps on & put up the hems. I added in a section of plain yellow fabric in the one as my eldest grand daughter is very tall. She is just 3 & wears T5/6 size clothing. She is a big child and I love her an awful lot. You Grannies out there will know exactly what I mean when I say that when she says “nanna” my heart just melts! And the little one who is 2 is just the cutest little button – every day we understand her long baby talk conversations a little more! ……yes, I know I am a very biased Nanna indeed.
Anyway, here are my precious babies in their new little sundesses…..just perfect for the incredible summer heat we are having in BC. My thanks to Trudy at Langley Vacuum & Sewing, BC for her inspiration and encouragement with this project.
If you want to know how to make these simple little sundresses, check out this link.
If you prefer to watch a video to learn how to make these little dresses, try this which is a video from the very popular Crafty Gemini or this from Sew Sweet who show how to make the Little Dresses for Africa project. My dealer and her customers are also making these dresses to send to little girls in Africa. In fact, they were SO quick & easy to make, I am going to see if I can make some to take with me to South Africa in November. I am sure to see some under privileged little girls who will think Christmas came early if I hand out a dress here & there. Will not be making a big dent in the huge poverty but every little helps……right??