Learn how to sew a Pillowcase Dress with this free Pillowcase Dress pattern and tutorial.
I often refer to my style of sewing as “instant gratification”. In my mind, there’s nothing better than spending a few hours at the sewing machine and creating something my little girl will love. (I’ve also learned to sew what she likes- nothing more disappointing that her refusing to wear something I made!)
When I first got back into sewing, I remember being nervous about sewing without a pattern or having to make my own pattern. The good news is, for this tutorial, I’ve included a pattern you can download and print. Pillowcase dresses are designed to be kind of one size fits all and to grow with the girl (from a dress to a top.)
I wanted this pillowcase dress to better fit a range of sizes, so there are two different pattern sizes: 2t to 5 and 6 to 8.
My little missy was having such a good time tossing around all the blooms from Nana’s flowers. Good thing Nana wasn’t home to see it, ha ha…
The fabrics in this dress just scream “Summer!” to me.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a basic pillowcase dress with a ruffle bottom and give you a few options such as a contrasting top, a solid dress or banded bottom and a different tie/strap option.
Fabric requirements will vary based on the style you choose and size.
For a bigger girl, dress size 6 and up, you may choose to add width to your dress, which will double the amount of fabric needed. (Notice how our size 6 dress is kind of narrow? That is because I opted to not use extra fabric and could only make the skirt as wide as the fabric, which is about 42 inches.)
Are you ready to learn how to sew this Pillowcase Dress?