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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.

2 comments:

  1. Well done. It looks gorgeous!

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

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