Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pillow Shams and Ideas...

I couldn't resist temptation when I came across these lovely pillow shams recently while thrifting so they came home with me. I think they are shams versus pillowcases. Love the colours and they have a flouncy frill all around. As soon as I saw them all these ideas bounced about my head. So I've started playing around with one of them.












Last summer I made a dress for Madeline from a vintage pillowcase. I know I'm going to make one for her from this sweet pink one. Isn't it pretty and feminine? Just like she is. A pillowcase dress is quick and easy and its amazing how lovely it really is. Maybe I'll have a tutorial if you'd like to try one also for the special little girl in your life.













I'll share what I'm making once I get one made and hopefully it'll work out and I'll have something to share. One never knows about these things you know....

Here is a picture of Madeline when she was over last night for St. Patrick's dinner and biting into her cupcake. Funny how there is always room for dessert...hmmmm...Yum!

















I hope yours is a lovely day.... Judi xoxo

11 comments:

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lovely pillow shams, and precious little girl. laurie

Marilyn said...

Madeline is a beauty. Great idea on the shams. I made 4 little flower girl dresses out of pillow cases a couple of year ago and had to sew the ruffle on them. Shams would be so much easier and cuter.

Darlene said...

I love those pillow shams...they are all beautiful! Madeline will look adorable in her little dress....be sure to show us.♥

Smilingsal said...

Great idea to make a little girl's dress from a sham.

♥ Kathy said...

I'd love to see how to make a dress out of a sham Judi :) That's awesome!

Bo said...

Hi Judi...the patterns on those shams are gorgeous...so dainty & feminine...Little Madeline will look like an angel in a dress made from any one of those. ;-) Bo

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Judy, It was so nice to have you visit. I am jealous that you get to be with your grand-daughter for Easter. I saw mine at Christmas for a week and will see her again in the summer for a week. Aren't the little pillowcase dresses so cute? I show some on my blog a couple of post down from the latest post. Your tassel are stunning! ~ Lynn

Tootsie said...

love the shams! great finds

not as pretty as the princess at the end!

Femin Susan said...

Good idea.... I love those pillow shams... Thanks foe sharing.

Julie said...

You really found some great shams there!!! Great idea to make dresses from them!!! I would have brought them home too!!!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Great idea to make your cute little Madeline dresses from those shams. I'll bet you could do aprons as well!

I'm late getting around, but enjoyed your posts this week. Hope you have a good weekend, Judi☺