Behold – the Junk in the Trunk dress!

I did it, oh yeah, just in the nick of time!

Here is the Junk in the Trunk dress for the 3D category at the Quilt and Stitch Village show in all it’s crazy glory.

The competition rules dictated that entries must be three layers and it didn’t say that this was with exception to this category, so I made the dress out of orphan blocks, offcuts and scraps pieced together haphazardly and then quilted it random-graffiti style onto very thin bamboo wadding.

The lining is silky smooth synthetic stuff which should qualify as the third layer and means I wasn’t quilting through to the inside. It was the first time I’ve lined a dress so I’m glad I followed this pattern through the video series.

If this dress is ever washed, it will definitely shrink, I’ve not prewashed anything given its very nature was to use up bits already pieced, etc. This means a cool hand wash only and a crossing of fingers or dry-cleaning. Really though, it’s an art piece.

A close-up of my very first invisible zip…

Size – About an 8 to a small 10.
Time to make– about 10 hours including hand finishing the lining.
Pattern – Angela Kane’s Pinafore Dress.
Fabric – Scraps including Bluebird Park, Lush Uptown, Kona solids, Full Moon Lagoon and many more.
Lining Fabric – Pink synthetic lining fabric, very smooth
Threads – Large cone of Cotton/Polyester blend from Boyes throughout
Wadding – Simply Soft Bamboo Blend
Quilting- Random FMQ!

And nicking some pics off Instagram from the EMMQG meeting where I sucked in my gut and held my breath to fit in it for the only time…

from @kettleboiler

From @marygoffin1

So this and my other two Quilt and Stitch Village entries are on their way in the nick of time. That’s two of my five goals for 2015 accomplished!

Also linking up to Scraptastic Tuesday:

Scraptastic Tuesday

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