The 365 Day Challenge

My goal is to create something every day using something from my craft cupboard. I am a self-confessed fabric addict and just love to fossick through thrift shops and find treasures.

So here goes. Live, love, recycle and get crafting.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Day 84 - Quilt repurposed to dress.

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.

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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 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!


  1. Absolutely beautiful shaz. Love Lilybellexxxx.

    1. Thankyou :) Pretty happy with how it turned out.

  2. Wonderful Sharon, particularly cool fashion inspiration there too. Your daughter looks happy to wear her new dress, I would be happy too!

  3. Thanks Erica. She is such a joy to make things for.

  4. What a gorgeous dress! Love the header and 'idea' of your blog!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. Wow, this is really cute! I would have loved to have this as a little girl. Thanks for adding it to DIY Friday!