Cutest DIY Pillowcase Dress + Giveaway

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Little Miss D turned 2 over the weekend. Crazy, right?!! My little girl is growing right up! For her birthday, I whipped up the CUTEST Pillow Case dress ever! I used one of the brand new Little Dress Boutique pre-cut dress kits that is premiering in Jo-Ann right now. Let me tell you, it was the easiest dress to make ever!

Handmade Pillowcase Dress


I used the Little Dress Boutique’s Sophia collection to create Miss D’s outfit. I loved how quick and easy this pillowcase dress was to sew and personalize to fit my daughter’s personality and my taste. These are the customizations I did:

  • Chopped off the bottom of the pre-cut dress for 2 reasons. 1. So that it would be the correct length of her and 2. So that I could add a thick strip of coordinating Sophia pink fabric for a dramatic, yet feminine color-block look.
  • Topstitched crocheted lace above the pink strip to soften the look. {I had the lace on hand} I love how it flows with the vintage-y feel of the floral Sophia fabric.
  • Sewed one longer and thicker strip of fabric for the neckline so that I could tie a bit, fat bow by her shoulder.
  • Made a coordinating bow for her hair.

DIY Pillowcase dress || love the lace and big bow!

I think it turned out stunning! I absolutely love it. And so did she!

Adorable pillow case dress || Can buy the pre-cut fabric kit She ran around the yard in it playing with bubbles with her older brothers. She looked like such a little doll!

handmade hair bow

I had fun playing with the coordinating pre-cut fabrics to make her a coordinating bow. But you could also make small bags, pockets, flowers, headbands, fabric necklaces, ruffles, and lots more. They make it so easy to make the basic dress and then give you the opportunity to completely personalize it however you want and make coordinating accessories. Its quite brilliant, if you ask me.

And here’s my little sweetie sampling sprinkles off her birthday cake…..

DIY Vintage-y pillowcase dress || Love the addition of lace!

She loves sprinkles! {ok, who doesn’t?!!}

I thoroughly enjoyed sewing this dress. Check out my Instagram of the process.


You can find the cute frame pincushion tutorial here.

Want to see more dresses other bloggers have made with the Little Dress Boutique products? Check out Katie at Something Winnderful. She made dresses for her 2 cute girls here. And check out Autie at iCandy Handmade’s take on Friday.

For a peek at some of the dress/accessory possibilities, check out Little Dress Boutique’s Look Book.
A complete list of Little Dress Boutique products can be found here.
 Want to win that cute Sewing Machine and a complete Little Dress Boutique collection of your choice? Umm, yes please! Use the giveaway widget below to enter!

Little Dress Boutique Giveaway

Don’t forget to look for Little Dress Boutique products in your local Jo-Ann Store!

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Brenda Jahnke

    I would really like to enter this giveaway, but the video ads are constantly playing and I can’t get them to stop. It’s very annoying and I can’t make the page stop jumping around. Please help! Thanks!

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      Brenda Jahnke

      Ok, I was finally able to partially enter after the page reloaded itself (?) I’m really not a newbie at this, but it has me quite flustered! I’m following on Twitter, but those entries are not showing up.

      Thanks for doing this giveaway!

      1. Hi Brenda! So sorry about the ads! My ad manager is working on them right now. Hopefully we will have it fixed asap. Send me your entries and I’ll send them in to be added at the end of the giveaway.