Thursday, October 24, 2013
Flip this Pattern : Sunki
Once again, I participated in Flip this Pattern by Frances Suzanne. It seems I can't resist it! I wanted to participate last month but I was swamped with the Project Run and Play Sew Along!
This month's challenge was to flip the Sunki dress. I love the lines in this pattern! The large round pockets, the pleats in the sleeves, the wonderful fabric possiblities... Seriously, in love. Because I love the pattern the way it is, I chose to flip it by doing an upcycle this time around.
Miss and I perused the Forever 21 sale rack while it was 40% off and chose the fabrics. She fell in love with a mint lace play suit. This baby started out as a size L short suit. I just barely had enough fabric to cut out the front and back panels. The sleeves and inset are made from a lovely cream chiffon blouse.
I kept the top neckline from the suit so that I didn't have to redo the zipper or the lining. I just cut it all together. Of course, the neckline was HUGE so I had to pleat it to get it the right size, but I thought the pleats complimented the pattern well.
I also kept the sleeves from the top as they were. I just cut the pattern on the fold of the sleeve. There was some excess so I just pleated the fullness in. The sleeves are REALLY big, but Miss loves them. She says she feels beautiful.
I cut out a size 3 since she fits a size 2 really well (and it just feels weird to sew up size 2 items for my 4 year old) but the dress is way too big. Luckily, she has plenty in her closet that fits and she can wear this next year when she grows into it.