- 4 Fat Quarter pieces of fabric (I used 2 coordinating patterns)
- Coordinating thread of each of your fabrics
This one is a shirt, but to make it a dress, simply make it longer and maybe a bit wider by increasing the distance between the arm hole and the middle of the shirt edge of the pattern!
First, you will need to download the pattern. We are still trying to figure out how to link the download to the blog, so for now you will have to download it from our twitter page Here. Feel free to become a follower while you're there... :)
To get started, cut out all your pattern pieces. The pattern is drawn to be cut on a fold, with the straight edge of the shirt/dress on the fold and the middle of the square collar on the fold. To make sure you can get all your pieces from the fat quarters, fold it in half length wise and cut out the shirt/dress and the collar on that fold. The pieces on the outside will be used for the ruffle and the ties.
You will need a collar piece in each fabric (2 total) and 2 shirt pieces in each fabric (front & back for each - 4 total). You will also need a 2 - 22"X3" rectangles from each fabric for the ruffle and 2 - 15"X2.5" pieces for the ties.
Cut a small slit in each corner so that it will lay flat when turned right side out. DON'T cut through your seam!
Turn your collar right side out, iron flat and top stitch with a 1/4" seam allowance all the way around the seam on the inside square of the collar. This is where the thread colors start to matter - do your top stitching with Thread 1 in the top and Thread 2 on the bobbin and sew with Side 1 facing up.