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Super Cute Girls Pillowcase Dress and Mens Shirt Dress DIY Tutorials

Today I was looking for some ideas for Pinky’s first birthday dress. I really want to make one for her and I found these 2 tutorials that include patterns! The first is the pillowcase dress, so simple and so adorable! LBG Studio has graciously posted her sewing patterns and this dress can easily be shortened or lengthened. You can get the full pillow case dress tutorial and pattern here.

Pillow Case Dress Pattern and Tutorial

(image source: LBG Studio)

Now for the second dress tutorial I found, The Shirt Dress. Have a bunch of old men’s dress shirts?  Upcycle them! What a great way to reuse a Mens Dress shirt and turn it into a precious dress. It’s modern, fun and so chic! Dana Made It put together a very simple tutorial and in 2-3 hours you can make this dress yourself! View the full shirt dress tutorial here.

Shirt Dress DIY Tutorial

(image source: Dana Made It)

I think I’m going to make the pillow case dress for Pinky’s birthday! I’m very excited to choose the fabric pattern and get started. Her birthday is less than 4 months away now  (WOW, I can’t believe how fast time is going) and with the rate I go with craft projects I better get started! 🙂


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19 thoughts on “Super Cute Girls Pillowcase Dress and Mens Shirt Dress DIY Tutorials”

  1. Kelsi @ Modern Mom Redefined says:

    these are so cute! I hope we have a girl someday so I can try this out!!! I’m a new follower. Hope you can stop by and say hi @ I have a blog on Mondays called “Memory Mondays” that I’d love it if you would link up to sometime!
    Hope you are having a great hump day!

  2. jenny at dapperhouse says:

    I just LOVE the dresses. I wish I could sew 🙁
    Following you from the Hop and I think your site looks so good! Thanks, jenny at dapperhouse

  3. Christina Skinner says:

    I saw the men’s shirt dress tutorial another time and think it’s sooooo sweet! Those pillowcase dresses are adorable also. What about a pettiskirt? I’ve seen a few tutorial’s on those also. I think that’s what I’m going to do for Kate’s first birthday since we are doing a french theme. I think I’ll put a pink poodle on her shirt.

    1. Brynn says:

      I LOVE pettiskirts too! I love the idea of a poodle, that would be adorable! You could carry that on through a theme for her birthday!

  4. Eliza says:

    Thanks for stopping by BabyBound! You have a great blog and I look forward to reading more from you. 🙂

    Also, following you back.

  5. Joy Page Manuel says:

    Oh the joys of dressing up a girl…and being a crafty Mom! hehehe….I have yet to get my hands on a sewing machine and try out a few simple projects!

    Anyway, thanks for the ideas, and for stopping by at Catharsis earlier. You’re right. GFC seems to be up and running now so I guess I’ll be hosting a blog hop tomorrow. I hope you can stop by again and link up! See you :-))

  6. Mandie says:

    Thanks for stopping by my site. Love this tutorial!

  7. Kristy Neeley says:

    Great idea! Thanks for posting! Kristy from

  8. Melissa says:

    Thanks for following me at Mel Dreams Often! Thanks for posting about this, too! Love these dresses, and can’t wait to start on one. Have you linked up to my Facebook hop?

  9. Amy @ Render Me Mama says:

    Hi there! Following from Whimsical Wednesday! Hope you can stop by and follow back! SUCH a cute idea!

    Amy @ Render Me Mama

  10. April says:

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  11. Steph says:

    I love those pillowcase dresses!!!! SO CUTE!!! I made the shirt dress for my daughter a few years ago… but I was just learning to sew… she wouldn’t wear it! lol! I needed to practice some more… but I haven’t had time since! So many shirts waiting and not enough time!!!

  12. HillyG says:

    I wish I had kids already so i could make this!!! Also, I wish I were talented enough to make this. My mom was a seamstress and designer – I think that talent passed over me. 🙁

    Thanks for stopping by! I’m your newest follower!

  13. Bernadette- Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas says:

    I LOVE pillow case dresses – but I do not sew! Always to chicken though these don’t seem too hard.

    I ahve 2 girls and just adore these dresses especially for summer – so cute!

    Good luck w/yours!

    I am now following (twitter too)


  14. Staci says:

    I so wanna try the pillowcase dresses for my daughters but am scared. 🙂

    Thank you for following my blog. I am a new GFC follower too!

  15. Bri @ Ramblings of a Southern Mama says:

    This is cute. I may try to make the pillowcase dress for my daughter.

  16. Kelli says:

    These dresses are too cute… I would have never been creative enough to think of this. Thanks for the visit/follow today!

  17. Angelina says:

    So cute–if only I could sew, hmmmmmm. I’ve always been terrified of sewing machines eating my hands, ha. But I like all your craft ideas!

  18. Heather says:

    You should definitely add a PIN button so peole like me can share your ideas with Pinterest viewers as well!!! Very cute dress.