Friday, 29 March 2013

Figgy's Sunki Tunic



This is my first attempt at a Figgy's pattern. I bought this in it's PDF format from the Figgy's site. There are only a few stockists in the UK and while I could have bought the paper version, I am happy that I can test out the pattern style first the instant way.

I found the instructions to be great in some places but a bit confusing in others. The pocket for instance. I read and re-read but was still a bit unclear how to proceed. Luckily I had pinned a tutorial from the Figgy's site and used that alongside the written instructions. It helped. 

But even though I made it through the construction, I still felt the need to take a picture to remind me which way the side panel goes on. So for my benefit (and anybody else who is standing there scratching their head) it goes on like this......



Putting the pocket and side panel behind me I sailed through the rest of the pattern without any issues.

 I used a quilting weight solid green for the main fabric and added interest with a Lotta Jansdotter print 'Choma Bermuda' that I bought as an offcut. I think I used a little more that a fat quarters worth (or there abouts) making it a great sewing pattern to use a large scrap of fabric up.

This is the 6/7 size and the fit is perfect on her.



Excuse the wrinkles but it went on straight away and this was the end of the day. She looked so cute in it. The pockets are a big hit too, although I think they could be slightly deeper.



Look at those shoulder pleats, aren't they beautiful? They add a lovely bit of detail to the dress, I adore them.
So as far as my first Figgy's pattern goes I am impressed with the end result and now I have made it once it should be plain sailing the next time. I fancy making a short sleeved version in lightweight denim or linen for when the weather warms up.

6 comments:

  1. So cute! I love those pleats too.

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    1. Thank you! She really likes it as well, making it all the better.

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  2. I love this. I've been eyeing this Figgy pattern for a while now, but your cute version has inspired me to try it out! thx!
    Jen :)

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    1. Thanks! Go for it! I sat on the sidelines with this one too but am so glad I have tried it.

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  3. Oh it's lovely! These are my kinda colours. Such a nice dress.

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    1. Thank you. My colours too although she is pleading with me to make something pink/purple. I will, of course, give in eventually :-)

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