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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Flip this Pattern : Sunki

sunki flip

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.

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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.

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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.

sunki flip

sunki flip

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.

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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.

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3 comments:

  1. Lovely. Beautiful green. I love the pleats around the neck.

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  2. I cut out the 2/3 for my 3 year old and it was super big like yours! Your pleats look great, I might try that.

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  3. The pleats on the main portion tie into the pattern beatifully - replicating the sleeve pleats! I love how you let Little Miss have a 'say' in the design / shopping for this garment!!

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