Monday, July 27, 2015

Quilters are the Best! Dresses for Bolivia .. Part 2

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! (Look for a cute pocket tutorial 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.

Please remind those making the dresses that sturdy fabric, well sewn seams and big pockets make these dresses more useful.


  1. I used the Nancy's Notions pattern when I made dresses a few years ago. I didn't think about pockets. That would be fun!

  2. A couple of years ago, I made a bunch with Nancy Notions pattern, too. The pockets are a great addition. Thank you, Lori.

  3. I'm sure I have plenty of fabric in my stash! LOL!!! I think pockets are a great idea.

  4. Thank you for all the links ! I have found one and will make 2 dresses !

    1. Could you share the link to the one you found? I'd like to make some too! Thanks

  5. I've checked out a few of the tutorials and am excited to see what I can do!


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