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.