Monday, August 5, 2013

Perfect Picnic Pillowcase Dress - Simplicity 2176

 I just love this! The pattern I used is Simplicity 2176 and it just fits my body so perfectly- no adjustments. You'll see this bodice a lot because I've been using it like crazy. This and the Simplicity 1873 are my go-to's for bodices. But mainly this one because I can do just about anything with the straps- halter, criss cross, strapless, etc. I love the pleats (which are mirrored on the back). I have a bunch of full dresses already so I was excited to finally make a slim-ish skirt. It has one large box pleat in the center with two smaller outward facing pleats on either side. Very simple but also very pretty. Oh, and I know my strap in the back is twisted... It's not sewn that way I promise! It just twisted itself as I put it on and I didn't know until later that it was wonky.

Believe it or not, I found a set of three pillowcases at the thrift store and that made this entire dress!

Anyway, it only took about an hour. 
Plus if you're looking for a beginner pattern, this would be great for you!

P.S. how many times did I use a P-word in this post?
"Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?!"



  1. You're such a talented young lady! You definitely have a gift. I could never make something like this.

    I'm picturing this dress with some cute wedges out at a summer BBQ :)

    Savy @ Staying Right

    1. Oh you're so kind! Thank you :)
      You and I are having a very similar vision hehehe
      Too bad the sun has disappeared out here =/

      Thanks Savy<3

  2. It looks so cute . Betcha , I can't go for anything that takes loads of creativity ;)
    Noor @ Noor's Place

    1. Muchas gracias Noor dear!!
      Ohhh don't say that!
      I betcha you've got TONS of creativity in that brain of yours!