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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 sweet and brief. If you do Simplicity 8304 with no modifications it could be. 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 spent several days working on the quilt design and practiced with a lot of scraps before I settled on this one, an improv quilted dress. Joining my pieces together took the longest. The dress consists of six pieces: the front bodice piece, two back bodice pieces, and two skirt panels. I quilted six individual pieces 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. My niece is three, but she still wears a 2T in dresses and tops, so I knew the large would fit her perfectly. All in all, this was an enjoyable make, nothing beats creating your design, and she loved it as always, which is what matters.

Summer Denim Dress x 2: New Look 6509 & 6576

On July 14, 2018, I pledged not to purchase any more fabric until September 22, 2018.  I am still trying to decide if that was a dumb decision.  On the one hand, I have no choice but to use the fabric in my stash but this has also forced me to plan my sewing around my fabric stash instead of the patterns.  I really had to search my pattern stash to figure out which pattern would be best to make denim dress using remnants.