I made this Minnie Mouse pillowcase dress for my daughter. Sometime I'll put up a tutorial on pillowcase dresses, but I'm really bad at taking pictures through the whole process!!
The red & white fabric is from JoAnn's and is only $4.99 regular price, and I managed to get it for half price. Gotta love it!
The circle for Minnie Mouses' head is from one of the play dishes from my daughter's kitchen, and the ears are a jumbo size plastic Easter egg. I traced both onto Wonder-Under, then ironed the Wonder-Under to black fabric and cut around it. Then, I removed the backing and ironed the circles onto the polka dot fabric so that they looked like Minnie Mouse. I put a mid-weight stabilizer fabric behind the polka dot fabric and then did a "satin stitch" (a zig-zag with a very short stitch length) over the edges of the circles. Then, I cut away the extra stabilizer fabric from the back.
The bow is held on with fabric glue (Heat & Bond is not strong enough, you need liquid fabric glue) and I hand-stitched it about 5-6 times as well to make sure it stayed.
For my pillowcase dresses, I sew elastic into the neck and then sew the ribbon to the top of each of the corners of the dress. I think it looks a bit more polished, and I like that there is less of a strangulation hazard from the elastic than there is from a true drawstring neck.
Now - if only we had the funds to plan a trip to Disney.... :)