Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Pillowcase Dresses

I know many of you are bust sewing masks! I love that! Our local hospital called our business today asking if we had masks- we only had a handful of N95 masks and NO corona virus cases in our county. (thank goodness!) we donated what we could in the hopes that they really won't need them for the virus but for other emergencies.  I commend you all for sewing masks. If you are in Oregon and am not sure where to donate please contact my friend Christy for information. She heard they need them in Salem.
Her email is

If you aren't able to make masks but would like to make pillowcase dresses for my mission trip later this year to Dominican Republic, Joann Maxson of Quilters Coop in WA has donated some awesome fabric  for them! I'll send you fabric if you will sew them. Click on her name to support her business!
I'm a fan of the link for Nancy's Notions.

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

Thank you Joann for donating!! These will be darling!

Our part store is considered an essential business and we have been busy. It is crazy! I think people are home deciding to repair their outdoor equipment, clean, paint, fix their cars... etc. When one of our employees has a sniffle we are sending them home, so as much as I'd like to be isolating at home, I've been at work even more than usual!! 

I hope you are all doing well and occupying your time wisely.

Love you all!


  1. Thanks for the links, Lori! What are your thoughts on using thrifted material? I bought a darling floral sheet set with pillow cases included. I intended to use the sheet for a quilt back. Would this fabric be appropriate for dresses?

  2. I'm so glad that businesses like yours are considered an essential business. That really stressed me out wondering just exactly where our governors would draw the line. Thankfully my husband can work too in his trade. I'm so anxious for these trying times to be over already.:)

  3. So far working from home is busier than being at school but if things calm down, I might have some sewing time. I do have fabric and binding for dresses or masks - just need time. Take care of yourself

  4. I'm glad your business could stay open, despite the risks. I know you're taking every precaution. So many people here have lost their jobs or businesses already, such a huge added burden.
    The little dresses are always darling! Right now I don't have yardage or elastic and can't be sure I could sew what you'd send me or if it would arrive. But when things get back to normal, I will try.


  5. Staying open is a good thing for you financially, but I can see that it would come with its own set of stresses and worries. Praying that all can stay well. Our county got it's first two cases last week--travel related (why do people keep traveling?).
    I have had a hard time wrapping my head around making masks, for some reason, but maybe I can make a dress or two. No need to send fabric. I'm sure I have enough of that! :)

  6. Those girls sure look cute in their dresses. Stay safe out there.

  7. I'm happy to hear you are open and I'm sure you are cleaning and keeping social distance.
    I spy a couple of my dresses :)
    I'll be making them for you again this year. Do you really think you'll be able to go this year?

  8. Thank you for the link to Quilters Cove in Stanwood, WA. We stopped by there on a shop hop a number of years ago. I took that link and bought some fabric to help finish a quilt that I have all the blocks made, just need the alternate blocks to go between then I can get it finished, king size!!! With 5" finished blocks. Gonna love this one!


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