I have already showed ya'll how to make a nightgown from a pair of pillowcases.
I thought you might like to see how I made a convertible skirt or strapless dress from another pair of pillowcases. My mom gave me a huge bin of sheets and pillowcases from her overstuffed linen closet when she moved, and I have had lots of fun making things from sheets! This time I used a plain pair, in a soft sage green. I recently bought a new sewing machine that has a lot of embroidery stitches, and I made this to play with those stitches.
I can wear it like this, as a dress, or the way I usually wear this is as a low slung (it fits my hips) skirt. This was super simple and fun to make. This was my first successful attempt at using piping. I think the bias tape hem, the piping, and the embroidery make this garment really sweet. Mr. Green compliments me on this every time he sees it. Here is a closer picture of the embroidery:
Mr. Green shared his opinion that he thinks I must show this dress "with the green sweater."
I didn't make the sweater, though I wish I did. I actually am about to start working on something similar, in brown. I want to try Christine Hayne's jacket pattern using some yardage of a decorative, open knit I picked up on sale, lined with cotton gauze. I am hoping it will work! I have to dye the gauze brown first, and that sounds like something fun to do now. Maybe I will be able to show ya'll that jacket real soon!
But back to this convertible dress/ skirt. I removed the doubled, hemmed pillowcase band to make the embroidered skirt band. Then I cut apart the rest of both pillowcases, sewed them together, and gathered to fit the band, which I made to my measurement. Then I applied the piping, and sewed the skirt to the band. Because I had bias tape to match the piping, I used that to finish the hem, but both the piping and bias trim could be eliminated to make this easy to sew dress or skirt.
I will be back here soon. Until then, Happy Sewing!