We had Spirit Week at the elementary school where I work. For movie star day, my coworkers and I discussed possible group ideas. We settled on Scooby Doo. I was Velma, so I wore an assortment of orange articles of clothing--even dying a pair of stockings red/orange.
But one of my coworkers asked if I could construct a Scooby Doo dress out of fleece. I still have a ton of fleece left in my fabric stock, so I looked to see what I could do.
I only had scraps of this brownish color, so I had to get creative with my cutting. Using a shirt as a pattern, I cut a front and back based on this shape.
I sewed them together, right side to right side, leaving openings at the neck, arms, and bottom hem.
From there, I used the rest of the fabric to cut out two skirt panels, both slightly wider than the bottom hem of the shirt. I sewed the two panels together along both sides, then gathered the top to match the width of the shirt. I sewed them together, right side to right side. Very, very easy.
Next, I took black fleece and cut out Scooby Doo spots. In canon, he has two spots on each shoulder, and a long spot along his back. I tired to mimic this.
Finally, I used blue fleece to cut a belt, and added on a SD tag.
My coworker decided to wear the belt as a collar instead. It looked so cute!