Aug 152014

Remember way back in March when I went to NY and partied with some awesome sewing ladies? During that trip, we told you about Oona’s Drunken Fat Quarter Challenge. Well the time has come for the big reveal!

To refresh your memory, this is what I started with:

Lolita Patterns | Oona's Fat Quarter Challenge Reveal

And here is what I ended with:

Lolita Patterns | Oona's Fat Quarter Challenge Reveal

Oops. I forgot to mention. This is the only way I can fit this garment at the moment. When the challenge was created in March, I was barely pregnant. And the due date was April 30th so I was not going to be showing yet. But as the due date kept getting pushed back, I kept getting bigger and bigger. And the cute skirt and top I had planned was no longer going to work. No woven was going to fit well now! Plus, I wanted to be able to wear my zombies more often than only when I was nearing my third trimester!

My solution? Make an Olive! I can’t believe it never occurred to me earlier. I had this adorable skirt and top I had picked out of the Sew Serendipity book but when I couldn’t make something work with my belly in a woven fabric right now, I realized Olive would be so cute “zombie blocked.” (i.e. colorblocked) It was my goal to try and use all the fat quarters without any supplemental fabric! I used all but 1 fabric…but I have plans for it don’t worry! I made view B and I made it sleeveless and finished the sleeves with bias binding.

Lolita Patterns | Oona's Fat Quarter Challenge Reveal


I used the awesome rainbow fabric I traded Devra for in the waistband piece of Olive. I love my rainbow waistbands. The rest is all various zombie collection fabrics. Zombies in the front and back center, and buttons on the other pieces. More zombies on the facings!

Lolita Patterns | Oona's Fat Quarter Challenge Reveal


I made this Olive one size larger than my regular size hoping to account for post pregnancy weight as well as a larger bust. I want to wear this baby as soon as I can! When I was making it, I kept thinking it looked so weird. But I am in love with the finished product! I am going to colorblock some more Olives!

Lolita Patterns | Oona's Fat Quarter Challenge Reveal


For the peplum pieces, I split them into three pieces, added seam allowances, and sewed the different pieces together to make them work with all the different fabrics…plus the peplums were too wide for the fat quarter on its own…sometimes creative solutions end up being the best!

What do you all think? Do you think Devra and I have convinced Oona that you can use fat quarters in clothing projects? Should we all send her fat quarter bundles to use??  If not, we still have Jennifer and Carolyn showing their projects to help us convince Oona. They will be posting this month as well as part of Oona’s birthday extravaganza!

amity bow | Lolita Patterns



  12 Responses to “Oona’s Fat Quarter Challenge Reveal!”

  1. Love it! Might you be able to fit into it for Day of the Dead? If not, there is always next year.:)

  2. OMG ZOMBIES!! I love your Olive and sleeveless is perfect. Nice!

  3. That shirt is seriously cute! I’m particularly loving the orange panel on both sides of the peplum. Who knew zombies could be so adorable. :-)

  4. This turned out majorly cute!!! Great job, girl!

  5. LOVE this! And even more exciting is you made Olive sleeveless! I never thought of that… I like how a dressy blouse just became a fun blouse to wear with jeans… Ima gonna have to do this! (But not with Zombies. :) )

  6. I love that zombie fabric and love what you made with it. Bonus points for the rainbows!

  7. This came out cute. I glad you got it worked out. *hugs*

  8. I totally remember this challenge and dammmnnn, you really stretched your creativity with this one!!

  9. I’m proud of you. I’d say you did it!



  10. […] to see more Fat Quarter Challenge reveals? Devvie’s ensemble is way impressive, and so is Amity’s top! One reveal left for next week. What will Carolyn […]

  11. I LOVE that zombie fabric! I’ve seen it a couple times at my local fabric store, but never could think of what to do with it.

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