A Quilted Design: Simplicity 8304
This dress, this dress, this dress. Let me say this project was definitely not a two-day project. That’s why this blog post will be short and sweet. But if you do Simplicity 8304 with no modifications, it is definitely doable in two days. I made this dress as a part of the Modern Quilt Guild 2019 Riley Blake Fabric Challenge, which you can read more about here. I went with shades robin, blossom baby pink, and blossom on white navy.
I spent several days working on the quilt design. I watched videos on bluprint (formerly craftsy) and practiced with a lot of scraps before I settled on this one, an improv quilted dress. I got the design inspiration from the Sewing Moji Mini video on bluprint. My niece is three, but she still wears a 2T in dresses and tops, so I knew the large would fit her perfectly. Joining the individual pieces together took the longest. The dress consists of five pieces: the front bodice piece, two back bodice pieces, and two skirt panels. I quilted five “mini quilts” that were large enough for each pattern piece to fit on. The entire dress is interfaced with pellon light-weight sew-in interfacing to make sure the fabric was stable during the quilting process. All in all, this was an enjoyable make, nothing beats creating your own design, and she loved it as always, which is what matters.