So, I had a laundry disaster a few months back!
One of my youngest daughter’s frilly, fancy dresses got tossed in the dryer…
and as you can see the overlay shrunk BIG-TIME.
Thankfully she got all the wear she was going to out of it. Winter was over and she wasn’t going to fit in it next year. I didn’t want to just toss it… I knew at some point inspiration would hit.
So this last week it hit… a bolster pillow cover!
So I took the scissors to the bottom of the dress. I took the bottom layer of the dress (inside out) and put it inside the bolster pillow and cut the excess material, leaving just enough for a seam. Then I used Heat & Bond on the edge that I cut… a little ironing and I had a lovely seam. My kind of sewing!
Then I right-sided the fabric and inserted it back into the pillow.
The overlay was cut into 4 strips.
I used the frilly overlay to make some cute flowers.
I used the ties from the dress to tie off each side of the cover…
You can see in this photo that I just folded the other side of the fabric to close it… that way I can easily remove the cover if I need to clean it.
The flowers were just stitched on with a needle and thread.
This little pretty is on my youngest daughter’s bed…she’s lovin’ her frilly little pillow!
Now onto the winner of the Little Lizard King giveaway…
#23… Valerie who said, “I love Griffin’s Garden Party Dress, love it!”
Congrats Valerie… I sent you an email!
I’m sharing my dress transformation here:
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