It has been 2 years since I made my first Sunki dress. That one got worn until the length was indecent and the green fabric wasn't so vibrant anymore. Still worthy enough to be passed down, but who wants to have an old one when you can have something especially created for you?
This girls best friend in the whole world is our tortoiseshell cat Milly. She chases her round all day and the cat deals with this admirably. Often found sleeping on the bottom of the bunkbed, she gets so much attention and has such a soft belly and yankable tail. Poor cat. I thought it best to make L something feline of her own.
I made the size 4/5 knowing it would be a smidge too big but hoping that this lasts for a while. The thing I love about the Figgy's Sunki pattern, is that it looks so smart, almost too grown up for a little one, but at the same time so adorable to dress up in.
I made the short sleeves this time, as the one thing my eldest said was that she wished she didn't have the sleeves. I made that one in March and so a full 2 years and 1 month later, I am embracing the sunshine with bare arms. Those shoulder pleats look just as cute on this version.
My invisible zip went in smoothly until the facings went on and then it started to curl inwards at the top. I know why and there would have been no preventing it with this particular zip. It was a recycled one and didn't have much of a 'tail' above the pull. So it was tricky to set in. It looks fine when it is on, her shoulders set it straight, but on the hanger it curls infuriatingly.
I remembered how to do the pocket this time! The tutorial on the Figgy's site is a blessing for a quick photo reference, if you are struggling.
The details on the shoulders make this dress very special. There is an envelope style opening to the neckline and pleats on the sleeve. Gorgeous!