After rifling through my stash I found some vintage crocheted lace that I picked up a yard sale last year. Suddenly I was inspired to make a pillowcase. Not just any pillowcase, but one fit to be made into a pillowcase dress someday. Because who is making the pillowcases that will be turned into dresses 50 years from now? We are, of course.
I took pictures along the way so you could see what I did...
Then I folded the fabric right sides together along the grain and stitched the bottom and side of the pillowcase.
I turned it right side out and pressed, and then turned it inside out again and folded the raw edges down 5" and pressed.
Then I folded it down another 5" (again, rolled twice) and pressed.
I folded my lace in half right sides together and layed it on the pillowcase cuff to measure. Then I marked it with a pin where I stitched to make a loop the same size as the pillowcase opening.
I turned the pillowcase right side out again, being careful to leave the cuff neatly pressed on the inside and I pinned the lace to the outside 1/2" from the top, with the part of the lace I want to show pointing downward.
I stitched close to the edge of the lace here.
Notice that I enclosed the raw edge of the pillowcase so if anyone should happen to look inside, that part will look pretty and neat.
Now I imagine it being turned into a "vintage" pillowcase dress someday for some great niece. Love.