Continuing with our unofficial series on how to get the most out of small cuts of special fabrics like Liberty of London, I wanted to share this Mini Poppy dress I made for my daughter last month using a fat eight for the yoke.
You may remember Gina’s adult version of this tunic/dress. Despite having some construction techniques that I found slightly inefficient, I would make this again. It really turns out a cute garment. And when you add a distinctive fabric to the accent pieces it becomes quite special.
I was originally planning to use the Liberty only on the yoke and omit the contrast band at the bottom but my daughter insisted on the the dress having it so I grabbed another fat eighth for that. In the end I could have just cut a quarter yard from the tube, but fat eights did the trick as well.