This Pillowcase Ghost Dress is so so cute! It’s a great “everyday costume”, as in it’s kind of a costume, but also just a cute outfit. Perfect for those trips to fall parties at the library, etc.
The classic costume – make a ghost out of a sheet. The Updated Version: make a cute ghost out of a pillowcase (still in the sheet family). I LOVE this! I saw this at a local craft fair and knew I could whip one up. I think it’s so versatile – it could be a costume, or it could just be a festive outfit for everyday wear in October. I think it’ll be perfect for my preschooler to wear when she tags along with me helping at school Halloween parties – or to wear to the library Halloween storytime, etc.
It came together so quickly and cut and I just love it!!
You can find the UPDATED POST HERE – Halloween Dresses – more pics and a Pumpkin Version!
Pillowcase Ghost Dress TUTORIAL:
Hold the pillowcase up to your model to see how long you want the dress. Remember adding the band at the bottom will make it longer.
Cut off the top of the pillowcase (the side opposite of the opening) – the part left is how long you want the dress to be.
Then cut armholes to look like the picture below. I serged the edge of mine but you could hem it -just finish it somehow. Then fold the top down about 1 inch and sew it to make a casing. I detailed these steps in a previous Pillowcase Dress I made, so follow that link for more info.
Make a tube of fabric to thread through the casing. Or you can use a black ribbon. For the bottom, I hemmed a strip of fabric and then attached it to the bottom of the pillowcase. I forgot to take pictures of that step.
Then cut some eyes and a mouth out of the black – so many options with this step – mean face, small mouth surprise face, crazy face, etc etc…
Then pin the eyes/mouth on and sew around the edges of them to attach them to the pillowcase. That’s it!
This was a quick and easy project – I love when I get something done, start-to-finish, during naptime! If it’s cold you could wear it with a long-sleeved black shirt and black leggings. If it’s warm it could be worn all by itself. Cute, right?! Would it be too ridiculous to make myself one?….
Enjoy making a Pillowcase Ghost Dress of your own!