Monday, April 30, 2018

Fat Quarters Are Not Just For Quilts

About a month or so ago, I bought a fat quarter bundle that was offered to me from an on line retailer. I can't remember now who it was, but I think it was from pineapple quilts. I might be wrong. Anyway, when it came it was even cuter that the photos had shown. I immediately wanted to do something with it, but I really didn't know what. I did know that I didn't want to just make it into a quilt. When I saw the fabrics I thought they would make a cute dress for Miss N. I have been making her variations of the Geranium dress from Made By Rae. She is only a size 2T so I thought this might work. I got out my pattern pieces and discovered that with a little finagling, I could get all the pieces I needed cut out. And this was what I came up with:

   I was able to cut the bodice and the bodice lining from two fat quarters.
 I cut the collar and the band for around the waist from another fat quarter. I really wanted a sash for this, but had not quite enough fabric.
          Found some cute brown buttons in my stash to put on the back.
I made the skirt from 5 fat quarters after doing a bit of math to figure out the best way to cut them.
 Then the pockets were cut from some leftover from the back skirt. Miss N loves pockets and her mom said I should make them bigger, so I used the pockets from the size 5 pattern. This one is on the bears and honey side.
And this one is on the bees side. So it is definitely very doable to make something besides a quilt from a fat quarter bundle. A good pattern, some math skills and have fun with it!
Talk to you soon.


  1. Well done. It looks gorgeous!

  2. This is the cutest little dress. Very clever of you to use the fat quarters. <3


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