Pattern Review – The Sunki Dress

You’ve all heard of the Christmas miracle, right? But have you ever heard of the birthday miracle? Well, here it is readers – E’s birthday make, sewn and completed TWO WHOLE WEEKS BEFORE HER ACTUAL BIRTHDAY. Man, I am patting myself on the back so hard I have a little bruise over my left shoulder.

This dress pattern is one that I’d earmarked since I made these pants. It’s the Sunki Dress by Figgy’s and a few clever design details set it apart from a simple shift dress.
The
fit of this adorable dress runs slim and the finished length (depending
on the leg length of your little one) is mid-thigh.  If you have a
little one in between sizes we suggest using the larger size.  If your
little one has long legs we suggest measuring the pattern and adjust
accordingly.
– See more at: http://figgyspatterns.com/patterns/sunki/#sthash.W4BGtvgk.dpuf

** Included in each Figgy’s pattern you will receive a little
something extra especially for you, a lovely woven label is included .
These labels will enable you to give the garment a professional finished
touch and it states clearly that this garment has been lovingly crafted
by hand!

  Fabric Main Dress: Ikat from India
Fabric Second Version: Pickering International
Item # FIG02

$15.95
47 in stock (backorders allowed)

– See more at: http://figgyspatterns.com/patterns/sunki/#sthash.W4BGtvgk.dpuf

Overall, it’s a pretty straightforward sew. The only fiddly part are the pockets but Shelly has done a neat little tutorial which I only discovered after the fact – of course. The front/back shoulders have a sweet little overlap and the sleeve features four small pleats.
The
fit of this adorable dress runs slim and the finished length (depending
on the leg length of your little one) is mid-thigh.  If you have a
little one in between sizes we suggest using the larger size.  If your
little one has long legs we suggest measuring the pattern and adjust
accordingly.
– See more at: http://figgyspatterns.com/patterns/sunki/#sthash.W4BGtvgk.dpufOther cute details? Sweet little pleats on the sleeves and a clever back/front overlap on the shoulders. 

** Included in each Figgy’s pattern you will receive a little
something extra especially for you, a lovely woven label is included .
These labels will enable you to give the garment a professional finished
touch and it states clearly that this garment has been lovingly crafted
by hand!

  Fabric Main Dress: Ikat from India
Fabric Second Version: Pickering International
Item # FIG02

$15.95
47 in stock (backorders allowed)

– See more at: http://figgyspatterns.com/patterns/sunki/#sthash.W4BGtvgk.dpuf

The pattern’s product description does state that the dress is a
slim fit and recommends going up a size if making for a little one
that sits between sizes. I made an 8/9 with a three quarter sleeve and the fit is perfect, although
retrospectively I would’ve added a bit more to the length. The pattern
is designed to finish mid-thigh which is precisely where E’s finished
up. So if you want more dress/less tunic, check the pattern measurements
and add accordingly.
The
fit of this adorable dress runs slim and the finished length (depending
on the leg length of your little one) is mid-thigh.  If you have a
little one in between sizes we suggest using the larger size.  If your
little one has long legs we suggest measuring the pattern and adjust
accordingly.
– See more at: http://figgyspatterns.com/patterns/sunki/#sthash.W4BGtvgk.dpuf
The fabric – Ocean Fields – is a textured blue and grey cotton/elastane and sold by the panel. Melbourne’s all out but there is still limited stock available at Surry Hills. It’s also available in this grey/cream colourway – Grey Flights – at our Chatswood store.
Now please excuse me while I take myself off to a corner and try to come to terms with the fact that I have a nine year old…