Doll Pillowcase Dress

Doll Pillowcase Dress

By Amy Mayen

Welcome to Workroom Wednesday, where I show you what’s going on in my craft room! Leave your link in the comments, I’d love to see what you’re doing too :)

Here Mr. SewsNBows works with my nephew. Evan is “helping” set up my new washer & dryer. I think it’s so cute that he brought his little toy saw.

Here is a dress my daughter made on the sewing machine a while back. She was so scared it would get her fingers! We are both so proud of that little dress.

We just finished a big remodel in the sewing/laundry room. You can tell this was before the remodel (below) because the counters are unfinished.

Little helper

Once Bella gets her cast off, we’ll be able to sew some more. She doesn’t know it yet, but when I invest in a fancy machine, that little Singer will be hers!

She just found out that her dress was featured at All Things With Purpose! Thanks Sarah & Julia!

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Mel

    Well done Bella what a beautiful dress! Amy, Bella has some awesome sewing skills how fantastic

  2. Gina

    OH NO!!!!! Russel Westbrook out for rest of playoffs!! I could cry!!

  3. Lisa Newlin

    A couple things:

    1. Your daughter has far better sewing skills than I do, although that isn’t saying much.
    2. I want that dress your daughter made…but in my size. She’s going to need a lot more fabric.
    3. I see you’re the Featured Friend on the Aloha Blog Hop. I support this.
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  4. Heather Feather

    I can’t believe your daughter made that dress! It looks great!
    Thanks for linking up!

  5. Buttons

    Go Bella! Miss O thinks that dress is “so cute and fashionable.”

    How old is she? Miss O is 5 (and a HALF!) and she is dying to become a “sewer”. Every time we go to the fabric store she gazes longingly at the kid sized sewing machines, and I’m seriously considering one for her 6th birthday or Christmas. Mama Buttons made her some sewing cards, and I told her that if she practices and gets those down we’ll get one of the beginner counted cross stitch, and she is all about fashion design, so we got her an awesome fashion plates set for Christmas. I just don’t know if she is quite coordinated enough to use a machine.
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    • Amy Mayen

      The dress is real simple. Make a casing on F&B back neck, sew side seams, hem. It was difficult for her cause she thought the sewing machine would eat her at first…but I wish the video didn’t cut off at the end. She turned and grinned and said “I made it mommy! It’s done!”

  6. Nikolina

    Wow.She did an amazing job,dress is adorable.

    • Amy Mayen

      Thanks Nikolina! What a pretty name.

  7. Amy of while wearing heels

    This is so sweet. Your daughter overcame her fear of the sewing machine and made something that looks so much better than my first sewing project ever looked. There are so many crafters out there that remain intimated by the sewing machine. You and your daughter should be so proud. I can’t wait to see what she makes next.
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  8. Jennifer Lachman

    The dress came out great. Was it her first sewing project? My daughter is working on doll bedding as her second sewing project. She made a tote bag for her first project.
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  9. jill

    really cute I love to hear of people sewing need to carry on the skill lol
    Hi found you via the blog hop and hope you can come and visit me
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  10. Cindy

    She did a great job sewing up the dress for her doll.:)

  11. ingrid@nowathomemom

    the dress is really cute! it’s so nice that you are teaching your daughter how to sew! I learned everything about sewing from my mom, she’s very good at it but I’m not ;-) I’m sure your daughter has her mother’s sewing skills! :-)
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  12. Rachel

    How fun, I’m looking forward to teaching little ones to sew! I also remember being terrified of sewing my fingers…..


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