Inspiration/Interpretation: The Pillowcase Top

I’m always on the look out for something inspiring to recreate. It helps me improve my sewing and design skills. This week I decided to let the blank canvas of a pillowcase inspire me. I’ve had this oddly patterned pillowcase in my stash for almost a year now. I’m not sure if you can tell by the picture, but it’s white with orange puff ball designs all over it. It kind of reminds me of Thing One  and Thing Two’s hair on the Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss.

I’ve seen a lot of pillowcase dresses and a few tops around the NET, but I wanted to try something a little different. I cut off the closed end of my pillowcase to make my raglan “puff” sleeves. I inserted elastic in the shoulders and sleeves. I then added a modified pleat in the front and back of the top for shape. Oh, and 4 white buttons! It was a super simple top to make.

(*Please excuse the low quality pic. You thought I did that on purpose didn’t you? The battery went dead on my regular camera just as I started the upload. This lovely pic is from my trusty iPhone.)

Do you want to make one of your own? Follow my tutorial HERE.

Keep doin’ what you love!



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