Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunki in Echino Buck

Figgy's Sunki pattern probably doesn't need an introduction: almost instantly after it was released, it became a huge hit. I couldn't resist Figgy's beautiful photography and graphic design either, and bought my own sunki pattern almost a year ago at DryGoodsDesign. It took me quite a while to find the right fabrics, but a few weeks ago I finally did.

Echino's Buck fabric must be the funniest fabric to be made recently, and it looked perfect for a fun little dress. Even Mr. StraightGrain, who is notoriously indifferent about fabric, spontaneously said he loved it. Champagne, please! I bought it over at Miss Matatabi's, and combined it with grey linen (Wrinkles? Where??)


Norah really likes the dress (It has pockets! POCKETS!), but what I see most is room for improvement for a next version. I used the 2/3 year pattern for Norah (who just turned three) but the neckline and shoulders are too wide for her tiny frame. Next time I'll also have to widen the bottom of the dress, as it is too much of 'tube' in this version. 


If anyone else is planning to make the dress, I can really recommend this extra tutorial on Figgy's wonderful blog, which helps you through the most difficult steps in the instructions (the pockets). 
Next projects: Rae's Geranium dress, and Clever Charlotte's Olive dress.


13 comments:

  1. 't Is mooi geworden! En die hertenhoofdjes precies in 't midden.

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    1. Ja, daar heb ik wel wat tijd in gestoken, om dat goed te laten uitkomen ;-)

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  2. This is so modern and chic!I love chartruse with grey. Commercial patterns are always too wide for my girls in the shoulders too. This will also make a cute top when she's bigger.

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    1. Thanks Justine! Commercial patterns are indeed often too wide, but most of the time they are also too long. But this Sunki is just long enough, and only because I used a very minimal hem... So you're absolutely right: this 'll be worn as a top rather than as a dress. :-)

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  3. Super cute. I love the yellow fabric.

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  4. So darling, I think I'll have to get that pattern for my little one...and thanks for mentioning DryGoodsDesign. I had never been to their site and I discovered their store is here in Seattle. Can't wait to check it out. :)

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    1. Yes, DryGoods is awesome! Great selection of fabric, and superfriendly seller :-)

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  5. Happy 3rd Birthday to Norah! What a great new dress and well worth the wait.


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    1. Thanks Marianna :-) I'll pass the well-wishes on to Norah. ;-)

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  6. Love this version!
    I've been meaning to try this pattern, but like you, I am stuck with the fabric selection. You did an amazing job with this one (and looks amazing on her - even with the wide shoulder neck). Ana Sofia

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  7. Love it!! I'm always a huge fan of grey and mustard/chartreuse :-) And I got my pattern from Drygoods Design too! It's a fabulous store (and my artwork is up there right now)!

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  8. I love your fabric choices so much - this is incredibly cute!!

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