It doesn’t look anything like a dress, does it?
I can explain.
My favorite place to shop for cotton fabric, Quilt Generations, was closed the evening I went searching for dress fabric. Due to the late hour, I ended up at Walmart. Not surprisingly, I didn’t find what I was looking for. However, Walmart did have an excellent selection of fleece, so I bought enough to make a duvet cover for Elly’s down comforter. Upon returning home, I realized the fleece fabric wasn’t going to fit in my china cabinet. (Where do you keep your fabric?) Thus, I opted to make the duvet cover first.
But perhaps I should backup for you might be wondering why a baby needs a down comforter in the first place. It’s an easy answer: because Dan and I each have one. Naturally, our daughter needs one as well to keep her warm during the cold winter nights.
Pattern: You don’t need one. A duvet cover is nothing more than 2 pieces of fabric stitched together with buttons at the bottom to keep the comforter from falling out.
Fabric: 1 yard of fleece for the front and 1 for the back or 2 yards total.
Time frame: 10 days though if I didn’t have Elly it would have been completed in just a few hours. Of course, there would be no reason to make a duvet out of such fun fabric if I didn’t have Elly.
Christmas Present #1 is finished
And the backside of Elly’s duvet cover matches her new shirt. Perfect.