Thank you for the overwhelming response to "Make a dress for Bolivia" blog post.
I posted that, got my mom settled in her room, and promptly left town for a few days away with hubby! I haven't had a chance to test any of the links but have looked at all of them. Feel free to choose one and make it your way.
I looked for cute pillowcases at a couple of thrift stores and they were NOT pretty like shown in this photo. Use a pillowcase, or extra yardage you have in your stash. My plan is take start this week. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
PS, I'll be taking each and every dress with me to Bolivia. I know quilters are a generous bunch and I'm prepared!
http://www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com/sewing-handbook (Look for a cute pocket tutorial too!)
http://www.nancysnotions.com/category/video+demos/dresses+for+little+girls.do?sortby=priceDescend&sortType=1 (video too!)
It has been converted to yardage and is so simple. A little 1/4" elastic, a package of double fold bias tape and decorative stitches on the hem or ties if you want and you have a dress in no time. You can also add pockets and lace if you feel so inclined. They go together so fast. I think it takes longer to measure the fabric cut the armholes and do the pressing than it does to make the dress. They have the pattern for four different sizes from small to X-Large.
https://www.fabshophop.com/downloads/pillowcaseDress_chop1.pdf (using yardage)
Please remind those making the dresses that sturdy fabric, well sewn seams and big pockets make these dresses more useful.