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Country Charm Pillowcase Dress - How I Adapted the Pattern for Additional Ruffled Tiers

This pattern is one of the easiest and simplest patterns to make. It is the "SEW FLOUNCY" Pillowcase dress pattern from Foot Loose and Fancy Free.

She has several styles to create and the designs are endless once you know all the correct sizes.  I did however adapt the measurements for a four tier ruffle instead of the three in the instructions.

I wanted to incorporate the bottom trim fabric that was given to me by my sister in-law. It was my mother in-law's fabric she had been saving. Once I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. I had the perfect fabric to match the trim.

I knew the finished length from the Sew Flouncy instructions for a 3t and I was not changing the bodice measurements so it was only the two tiers I needed to adjust for the addition of the lace trim.
The second and third tier called for an eight inch width for a total of 16 inches.

My bottom lace trim was a five inch so that left 11 inches I needed to make up. I cut the first and second tier at fine and one half inches which gave me my total width for the whole length of the dress.

I find many treasures at my local "MARDINS" surplus store and the two inch lace trim was just perfect for this darling little dress. I think I paid $.15 cents per yard for the lace trim.

What is so perfect about this style is that it doesn't just have to be worn in the summer it can also be worn during the other seasons by just adding some leggings or tights with a cute top!

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Comment by Carmen Russell on February 1, 2012 at 9:02am
this is a nice dress i might make it
Comment by Ags on January 27, 2012 at 11:54am

This is so adorable!!  You did a beautiful job.  I can just see my 4yr. old niece in a dress like this.  Thanks for posting the photo.  :)

Comment by Beth Missel on January 11, 2012 at 2:44pm

This is adorable!!  I will have to make a couple for my granddaughter!!

Comment by Jill Dewar on January 11, 2012 at 11:02am

I love that you personalized it with the lace from your MIL! I am sure she was pleased. Thanks for sharing, you have given me a great idea!

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