3.02.2010

White Wednesday Pillowcase Dresses


Looking back over my recent posts I guess I have been pretty busy.......probably why January and February have just flown by. I used to think they were the longest months of the year. Making the little girls pillowcase dresses for The Vintage Nest boutique is a favorite of mine. I can't get enough of them. I keep them stored in a white shabby old armoire and they look so pretty all lined up. I have made six new ones in the last two weeks because Easter will soon be here and they are perfect for the day as well as birthday parties, beach photos and gifts. Sweet Boo wore one I made as a flower girl. It was fashioned from a pure white vintage case with a hem line of six inches of beautiful crocheted lace. Another dress I made for her was created from a vintage pillowcase that her great-grandmother had embroidered and Boo wore it for her first birthday party. An heirloom piece for sure!


Every "new" old case I find I think is sweeter than the next. I don't know which I love more...the colors in this beautifully embroidered Southern Belle lady, the sweet little blue birds or the whimsical and fun embroidered sleepy time girls. And on each little dress I make from these old and charming treasures from the past I add a little something at the neckline to soften it. Sometimes it is just a bow and a pretty vintage button, sometimes it's a hand crocheted flower to match the ribbons or sometimes I might make a yoyo from a damaged old hankie. The ideas are endless as long as I can keep finding these precious old cases.




Thank you for dropping by for a visit on this White Wednesday. It's always great fun to see you. Kathleen over at Faded*Charm is the hostess of this fun day. Click here for more wonderful whites.

36 comments :

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lynn! These are adorable, and Boo is the cutest thing of all! What a doll baby she is in that cute pillowcase dress. Just precious.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Lynn,

OMG that picture of Boo is the cutest ever! Your dresses are cute, too, but Boo is the center of attention.

Hugs,
Meri

Brenda Eason said...

So beautiful and Boo is a doll. I just love the simple style.It goes to show the beauty is in the child that has it on =)

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Don't know what's cutter: the dresses or Boo...Boo wins!!!!!!!!!

Bella said...

These Dresses are Gorgeous! Your model Boo is priceless! Bella

Gretchen said...

Just loely little dresses and such a clever use of forgotten pillowcases. Very unique and creative.
Gretchen

Sherry said...

How adorable! I just love all things old are new again!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Oh Lynn ~ those dresses are precious. I need to get one for my Rowan ~ I swear, one never has to look farther than these blogger pages for amazing items. What a gracious, talented bunch of lovely ladies (and some pretty awesome gents as well). I'm off to browse. Happy WW!
Dee xoxo

Julie said...

oh too pretty...too cute. You do such awesome work. And Boo! I have always loved that name ever since the adorable little girl in Monsters, INC. so precious
Thanks for sharing a unique talent that I have never seen before. I loved my visit.

BailiwickStudio said...

They're so sweet and lovely! What a wonderful way to use vintage linens! ::Jill

Faded Charm said...

These are so precious. What a great idea for the use of something old. I love them!

Enjoy your day.

Kathleen

junkdreams said...

Hi Lynn,
These are absolutely adorable....I haven't seen anything so neat in a long time. Recycling and re-inventing at its BEST!!!!
Happy WW!
xojanis

EnchantedBella said...

Absolutely adorable! These are such wonderful little dresses. Love them

Rebecca

Carol Mae said...

Just adorable little dresses. what a great idea. Smiles, Carol Mae

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

What a DARLING child... and what a delightful idea for re-using this beautiful old pillow cases.
Love the heirloom one for her first birthday too.

Great Idea.

Rose

::cottage instincts:: said...

Oh my! Those are simply stunning! I need some granddaughters, methinks :)

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

What a wonderful idea! These are just lovely, Lynn! And what a sweet little Boo! Oh if I could sew,if I could sew! ♥

Summer Gypsy said...

Lynn, your dresses are absolutely precious! Boo is BEAUTIFUL!! I need to purchase one of your creations for my lovely granddaughter, Anna Marie. Have a great day!
:)Marilyn

Alissa said...

how adorable! i love these. my little girl isn't so little anymore, otherwise i would go and snatch one up. just too cute!

A Cottage Muse said...

My goodness these are so precious! Boo is just adorable!

Claudia said...

Lynn, these dresses are so adorable! What a fabulous idea. And Boo...oh my gosh, she is such a cutie!

xo
Claudia

The Happy Homemaker said...

What a great idea,using vintage pillowcases! I have a ton of them...and my bed's going to break if I keep piling more pillows on:)so I need a new use for them.HWW!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Those are so sweet and Boo looks adorable! Our daughter Hannah is nicknamed Boo also! She is 11 now or I'd put one of those on her! Theresa

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Those Pillow Case Dresses are Adorable & What a Sweet Heart Boo is....

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Lynn, Those are so sweet! I wish pillowcases were bigger, or I was smaller (yeah, I really wish I was smaller!) so I could wear one of those!
I am going to be a great aunt for the first time this coming fall; if the sono says "baby girl", I'm going to get her one of those dresses!

Urban Whyte said...

Oh...how this makes me wish my girls were still little!!! Your dresses are just lovely!
Karen

Cindy said...

Your little vintage dresses are so adorable!

Margaret Cloud said...

These little dresses are so beautiful, and your Sweet Boo looks so cute in the pillowcase dress. The pictures were also very cute, sure liked the designs on them.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Ok now I just need one to fit me!!
Too cute. I might have to try one!
xo..Carole

Miss Gracie's House said...

Those are too sweet...just wish I had a little girl to go with one...great work!
Rene'

Donna Rafferty said...

Oh what gorgeous white dresses! how I wish I had a little girl to dress in one!

Maybe a granddaughter someday...

Happy White Wednesday!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lynn, these are just the sweetest dresses. Oh, and that precious little girl! laurie

Christine said...

Oh so sweet! Boo is so adorable! That picture is precious.

shirley said...

when i was in 5th grade I tried to make a roaring twenties dress out of a pillow case for a halloween party! All the tassels and beads hand sewn.It turned out so bad. No talent at all with a needle and thread. These are so beautiful.

Mary said...

Ahhhh, so pretty and so sweet. I love them all and your grand-daughter is precious. Happy Pinks~

Beth said...

Exquisite!!! And what a lovely little girl!!!

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