October 21, 2011

Ghost Pillowcase Dress - Dollar Store Style

I was able to recreate the Ghost Pillowcase Dress using items exclusively from the Dollar Store - it's a cute one, see:
Last year I made an updated version of the classic halloween costume - a ghost, but pillowcase style.  Below is that picture, and it's post is HERE.
I knew it'd be a great Dollar Store Craft.  From there I bought the following:
--Halloween Garland (loved the shimmer of purple)
--a pack of black dishcloths
--2 flour sack things - they're by the kitchen towels, and there's essentially a big square of white fabric

Brief instructions - - cut the flour sacks to the size you want, lay them on top of each other, and sew up the side seams.  Then cut the half-a-"u" shape for the armholes as shown - I finished those edges with a serger, but you could turn the edge and sew it down.  Cut the garland into 2 pieces - one that will go all the way around the bottom of the dress for trim and one to use as a shoulder tie.   Also cut eyes and a mouth from the black dishcloth.
 Then iron and sew down on the top of the front and back about 1 inch.  This will make a casing that the garland can pass through to tie the dress around the shoulders.
 To attach the face pieces and garland trim around the bottom, I just used hot glue.  Then feed the other garland piece through the casing - try on the dress and tie it in place over one shoulder.  Voila!
 I love this costume because it can also be everyday wear during the Halloween season.  My daughter is wearing it with a tank top and leggings underneath.


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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

6 Fabulous Comments:

I love them both. So cute. Thanks for sharing, Mandy!

So cute!


That's adorable.


That's sppooookktacular! So cute, I wish I had a daughter just so I could make her a little ghostie dress... One could use those flour sacks for a myriad of projects, couldn't one? If one were me, and one could get off the computer long enough to go to the dollar store and buy one....

These are really cute and seem like they'd be really easy to make. Thank you for sharing!

<3 Jenn

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