Earlier this week, I pieced 20 4″x8″ flying geese quilt blocks. This would have been plenty for a good sized baby quilt, but instead, I turned them into a dress!
The fabric is all from Lizzy House’s newest line for Andover, The Lovely Hunt. Its full of magical woodland fauna and flora, and the colors are bright and fantastic!
Here’s a better view of the back:
The dress pattern is the Emery Dress by Christine Haynes, with a handful of personal fit alterations to the bodice. This dress has become a go-to favorite for me since it is simple, flattering, and I think I’ve got the bodice tweaked just right to fit my shoulders/arms.
To plan for the skirt, I cut out some flying geese out of paper in different sizes, and held them up on the skirt of a previous Emery dress to see what size/placement I liked. I cut the top and bottom of the skirt straight across instead of curved, and only about 10″ long. I then added a row of 18 4″x8″ flying geese and another 3″ border to the bottom of the skirt.
I made a coordinating necklace with one of my 3D printed mini embroidery hoop necklaces using some little mushrooms. I think I need matching necklaces for all my dresses!
Here’s a little video of me doing a spin so you can see all the adorable featured prints:
I love to add coordinating prints as pockets – because dresses with pockets are infinitely more practical, and I love to add cute details where I can! This dress was no exception.
This dress will be on display in the Andover booth at Quilt Market this fall – you can stop by and see it in person if you’ll be there!
Pattern: Emery Dress by Christine Haynes
Modifications: FBA 3/4″ spread, armscythe adjustment, 3/4″ length added to bodice, quilt blocks in skirt.
Size: 6, but with largest size skirt.
Fabric: Lizzy House The Lovely Hunt – mainly Strawberry Field in Blue