Pleated Box Pillowcase Dress Tutorial with Guest - Tiffany from "Simply Modern Mom"

i'm a sucker for a pretty dress and i'm sure i'm not alone. i'm also a sucker for pretty, lovely things in general and the blog "simply modern mom" helps feed my addiction. tiffany gives tips on helping moms live a simpler, fuller and more modern life. her sewing tutorials are clear and inspiring, and you can find fun goodies such as "skirt week", crafts, recipes, tips and lists there.

she also has features on her site for us moms such as one of my faves "simply said", which i had the pleasure of joining in on a few months ago (you can read my list of must make baby items here), "project 52: date night", "back to basics", friday's 5 at 5" and "learn from a pro" to name a few. this sweet, fun loving mom of 2 gorgeous little girls is one talented and busy momma whose site is sure to have something for everyone. so go pop by and say hi, and get simplified!

now let's hear from tiffany.........

Hello! It's Tiffany from Simply Modern Mom helping to celebrate luvinthemommyhood's Babyhood Bonanza. For a while there, people loved making pillowcase dresses where they took a pillowcase, sewed a casing and strung ribbon through it to tie huge bows at the shoulders.

I thought that was simple enough, but never made any for my girls. Only because I didn't want them to look like they were actually wearing a pillowcase with ribbon ties. I decided I would bring pillowcase dresses to a new level. I designed them to look like actual dresses.

While rummaging through a local thrift store, I purchase a couple pillowcases for $1 or 50 cents each. The first pillowcase dress I made was the Retro Ruffle Pillowcase Dress.

And today, I am here to introduce you to the newest design of a pillowcase dress. This one is the Pleated Bow Pillowcase Dress. Every part of the dress came from the pillowcase. And since it is the size of a pillowcase or smaller, I would only suggest making pillowcase dresses for babies 18-months or younger.

I hope you will hop over to Simply Modern Mom to see photo tutorials of how to make the Retro Ruffle Pillowcase Dress and this new Pleated Bow Pillowcase Dress. They are fun dresses to make for cheap, especially if you can find cool pillowcases at thrift stores.

The back of the dress, I did a ribbon-button closure. I couldn't resist using a wooden button from Moda.

The bow was made from the pillowcase, but attached to the dress by a pin.

Thanks for having me on Babyhood Bonanza!

Tiffany {Simply Modern Mom}

thanks so much for joining in on the bonanza tiffany, i can't wait to make this dress! i love your site and thank you for sharing all your wisdom with us moms!

don't forget to enter the giveaway from "sweet pea patterns" for 2 shoe patterns of your choice. you have until sunday, july 18th at midnight (pacific standard time) to enter! you don't want to miss out on this one!