Friday, 31 July 2009

Pillowcase top

Remember this? It’s the pillowcase I bought from the Sally Army for about 30p the other day.
I decided to use this tutorial from SewMamaSew as a base. Normally I don’t bother with a pattern, but I was a bit tired for original brainthoughts and couldn’t mess up that fabric. I made a few adjustments, mostly because a pillowcase is just not wide enough for that many pleats.
Apart from changing the pleats, I added slits tunic style to the hem (to accommodate my huge hips, damn the lack of width in a pillowcase!) and made the straps cross-over at the back. I also eliminated the ruffles because I’m not that much of a girlygirl :)
Here are some close-ups :


  1. My goodness...I love this. I would love to post this on my blog when I do my Wednesdays Resue & Repurpose. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Now I won't be making one of these cute tops for myself, but maybe I'll follow of your previous posts and make a doorstop!

    Thank you for popping in!


  2. Adorable! I wonder if there is a pillowcase out there that would fit around my bust with room for pleats? It would have to be more along the lines of a mattress cover. ;)

  3. It turned out really cute. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I may try this myself.

  4. That is so cute. I love the yellow. Strange, though, I realize now. I have not like yellow all my life, but suddenly, this summer, I love it! :-)

    Anyway, cute top!