When you give a group of enthusiastic sewers a stack of thrifted pillowcases, you get some unexpected creativity. The dress, shirt, and skirt above were made from pillowcases. Both the dress and skirt were made by adding a simple casing and elastic band. I think the dress makes a cute cover-up or nighty. I love the idea of a pillowcase nightgown.
I also showed the girls Betz White's Sewing Green for inspiration.
This shirt is too cute. I introduced Elizabeth to the joys of bias tape for the arm holes and neck. I might have to make one for myself. Yes, she made her skirt as well.
These campers were part of Advanced Sewing School - mostly in middle school - a very different energy than in the morning camp.