The Sunki dress by Figgy's is super fun, though it seems to run a bit smaller than other Figgy's patterns, somehow. I should have lengthened this one by a good inch and a half, but I'll have to just love it while it fits Camden. I used stash fabric (Kaffe Fassett???) I'd purchased at Cool Cottons specifically FOR this dress....You can see the first version I ever made is basically the same fabric, LOL. Please note, though, that I sewed it on the cross-grain, as I wanted vertical striping.
|Rather rotten picture - but mostly to show how sad it is that the zipper is a smidgen off|
The pattern is totally easy, and I think there is a pocket-sewing tutorial on Shelly's blog, but I don't find it necessary. The dress goes together simply, as long as you take care with the pocket-finishing, in order to make it come out as nicely as possible.
It's a dress that is great with leggings, and I didn't have time or the right fabric to make a pair to match this version, which is a bummer, but I made them once before and loved them (until Camden's dad let her slide about on the SIDEWALK and put a hole in the LOVELY merino wool :O).
One of the old versions:
|Awww, June 2012|
I made this version for our mom/dad/Camden date to see Shrek, The Musical - which Camden LOVED, by the way! She totally teared up when things were rough between Shrek and Fiona! Super cute, LOL.
|Matt is not a giant and is somehow dwarfing Camden, aha!|
I always recommend this pattern!!! It has a cool, hip vibe that is great for older kids...especially when you're feeling over the cutesy stuff that isn't quite meant for older children.
And....a few weeks in the life of....
|Yard picnic in February!|
|A nice day for a walk!|
|Dad's scrap wood haul|