Hot! “Not So Juvenile” Juvenile Prints

image from It's quite hard to use juvenile/novelty prints for adult clothing. A print that is really cute in a fat quarter often times looking ridiculous in a full-size dress or shirt. For this week's theme of children's literature, I searched for the best (subtle) literature-inspired fabrics that could actually work for a dress or skirt. Quilting and craft cotton may not drape marvelously, but for some types of garments it will work. 

Alice In Wonderland Top Hats Navy Tunnel Vision Thomas The Train Allover Scenic Green Tunnel Vision Thomas The Train Diagonal Stripe Royal Maisy Daisy Green Maisy Counts Globe Blue/Gold The Flopsy Bunnies Baskets Red Celebrate Seuss! Squiggle Stripe Red/White  Celebrate Seuss! Squiggle Stripe Black/White The Very Hungry Caterpillar Abstract Dots The Saggy Baggy Elephant Leaves Brown The Saggy Baggy Elephant Leaves Blue Little Golden Books Bookcover Sunshine

  1. Alice In Wonderland Top Hats Navy ($8.48 per/yd)
  2. Tunnel Vision Thomas The Train Allover Scenic Green ($8.48 per/yd)
  3. Tunnel Vision Thomas The Train Diagonal Stripe Royal ($8.48 per/yd)
  4. Maisy Daisy Green ($3.95 per/yd until Midnight (EST) tonight)
  5. Maisy Counts Globe Blue/Gold ($3.95 per/yd until Midnight (EST) tonight)
  6. The Flopsy Bunnies Baskets Red ($8.48 per/yd)
  7. Celebrate Seuss! Squiggle Stripe Red/White ($8.98 per/yd)
  8. Celebrate Seuss! Squiggle Stripe Black/White ($8.98 per/yd)
  9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Abstract Dots  ($8.48 per/yd)
  10. The Saggy Baggy Elephant Leaves Brown ($8.48 per/yd)
  11. The Saggy Baggy Elephant Leaves Blue  ($8.48 per/yd)
  12. Little Golden Books Bookcover Sunshine  ($8.48 per/yd)


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. I love that little elephant book! I picked it up at a thrift store a little while ago. My daughter keeps calling the elephant Snooki instead of Suki. It always cracks me up!

  2. oohhh…love these fabrics! It would be really fun to do a novelty print themed week. I especially like the top hats and the last one with all the books!