So I did buy this chenille quilt last week (a bargain at $4.50) with the intention of making some little boy's clothes, but this was the first thing I had a burning desire to create.
Some inspiration from the fashion world - Native American influenced fashion.
Firstly, I lay Juliet's favourite dress down on the quilt to copy the size and shape for a dress. I cut it out along the edge so that I could use the fringe for the dress bottom.
The favourite dress was fully lined, which I didn't want to do, so I cut some facings for the top from the corner of a vintage sheet that has been used to line quite a few projects so far.
Next came a section of one of my old skirts. The front of the skirt had already been used for day 11 http://365crafty.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/day-11-what-to-do-with-old-skirt-and.html. I cut a strip from here and sewed it onto the bottom section of the front of the dress to create a contrasting strip.
Then I sewed up the sides of the dress, added the facing, and added a couple of cute buttons from my stash.
Considering the quilt will be used for many more projects, the whole dress would have cost under $2 - and what a happy little girl wearing it now. :) How cute!