Sunki Pattern Flip: Denim & Lace
This dress can be worn as is; above, or paired with leggings in cooler weather, below. I love that this dress is so multi seasonal. I made a size 2/3 for Sofie, and I really think it will fit her through Spring since she still has lots of room. The Sunki itself could easily be a summer dress if made with a light fabric and short sleeves. Overall, an extremely versatile pattern!
I have used Figgy’s patterns several times now. They have great instructions, photos, and true up properly. The designs are edgy and fashion forward. Can’t you just see that little brat Suri Cruz wearing one? Oh, also cool: the pattern names all have cool meanings. For example, “sunki” is Native American for “to catch up with.” (Hopi Nation.)
Sheesh, the shoulder detail alone on the Sunki pattern just kills me. I love the pleated, almost boxy sleeve cap paired with that crazy “winged” neckline. I want to make that shoulder back stand up for an even more dramatic effect!
Side note: I’ve been really trying new things lately, because I’ve gotten too comfortable doing easy projects. I’m trying new techniques and fabrics, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I need another sewing machine. My faithful little Singer does everything she’s supposed to. But she’s very basic. I’m going to find someone to love her though; she was great to re-learn on!
And, I found out hubby is sneaking around looking at FANCY machines, but I’m not there yet either. I’m ready to upgrade, but not to the Lamborghini of sewing machines. Lord, help me teach this man to take baby steps!
For the “flip”, I overlaid the khaki side panel with cream lace. The lace came from an old tablecloth. I thought the large floral design compliments the small flowers on the main fabric.
Above, you can see how I slightly scooped the hem out to be longer in back for booty coverage. I also shortened the dress since it almost hit Fi’s ankles. Do you notice my top stitching on the hem? We’ve got 2″ of hem under there, ready to be let down as needed. I’m tellin’ ya, this dress is gonna get lots of mileage!
When I made this dress, it took me a minute to figure out the pockets. My 2nd Sunki dress was a breeze now that I’ve got the hang of it. It’s one of the first steps making this dress, so just take your time and you’ll get it.
Hope you enjoyed my denim and lace Sunki Flip! Now I’ve made an 80s style Sunki with leather accents. I can’t decide which version I like more!
This dress is featured at USS Crafty!