Friday, November 20, 2009

Pillowcase dress with one tie

I did not make this out of a pillowcase but the directions I followed were gathered from various sources from online, with directions on how to make a 'pillowcase dress.'

I did keep the tie to one long tie instead of the common two ( 1 in front and 1 in back, in casing), tied it to a ribbon on one side, and adjusting the material to fit properly over the body. I also stayed away from the elastic and just kept the casing only wide enough as the ribbon; this, and the fact that the ribbon was ribbed and the material being flannel, there would be little shifting.

I also used a serger to keep the material from fraying and sewing it down about 1/8" on the wrong side. Without a serger, it would be 1/8" folding the edges to the inside (wrong side of fabric), press, fold in again and sew for a clean edge.

Pillowcase dress - Owl and flowers - flannel material

I've been wanting to make a pillowcase dress for my daughter for such a long time but never have gotten to it yet. I wanted something "fall-ish" but not so drab. Toddler and I set out to Joann's and got it for $1.99 (sale). She picked this out - she's very opinionated for her age - and I am glad she did =)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Singer 4166 Extension Table for sale

This was left behind when I returned my broken 4166 to Costco. I will gladly give it to someone who needs it + the cost of shipping (tbd).

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Surprise Surprise!!!! Happy Early Birthday!

So hubby and I have been talks about getting a new machine since my litter Zoe Singer died on me months back the night before finals. But with money being tight, I've been on a mission to sell stuff I already have and buy/resale new items for profit. The past 2 weeks, I made $100 or so and still have active listings at to bring more money in.

I had mentioned that with a decent machine, I would be able to make and sell stuff on Etsy. He said last week that he will match me dollar per dollar toward my machine and I was stoked!

Today, he just bought it. YAY! He bought the LB6770THRD from Costco. It should be here within 7-10 days.

His reasoning was that I have been working so hard for 3 weeks straight to take care of him and the baby while they were both so sick and I being preggy-sick as well and this was just a thank you.

No hubby, thank YOU!!!!