I have a confession to make. I often feel like I'm not doing enough for my children and that they take a back seat to less important things like sleeping, eating, working, blah, blah, blah. Ever heard that before? But I occasionally absolve my guilt with material goods, and the guilt seems to be absolved more effectively with handmade goods.
So yesterday, I whipped up a pillowcase for Miss Olivia, who was thrilled. I love making pillowcases because they are 1) necessary, 2) fast, and 3) much appreciated. It beats the heck out of buying a new sheet set every time you want a change in look.
So the tutorial for the pillowcase is here. But I have another confession to make. When I did this tutorial, I sold fabric for a living and had no regard for yardage required. I went to the shelf and cut. But, now that I'm ordering my fabric online and have to live with the yardage I ordered, things are going to change. I only ordered a yard of each of the fabrics, which by my original cutting layout would not have worked. So I turned it, which on this print, worked out great. If it doesn't work for your print, the other solution would be to piece the pillowcase (back and front) cutting two pieces that are 29" wide and 22" tall. Man, I'm going to miss that unrestricted yardage.