Oh my, the Sunki dress is so cool! I'm glad it was the pattern to be FLIPPED in October over at FrancesSuzanne, but man was it tough to flip. I like the design already as is - the racer back-like front and pockets, the pleated sleeves, and wrap over shoulder seams. So my changes to the pattern were very minor.
Isn't the fabric so cool? I bought it at JoAnn almost a year ago. It's thin corduroy in a crazy animal print. You know how they usually ask you what you're using the fabric for when they cut it? Well the lady cutting it thought it was pretty ridiculous and gave me the side eye for saying it would be for toddler apparel. She said "well I guess kids look cute in anything". So true. But I also think you can make any fabric look good with the right pattern.
The other minor change I made to the pattern was to add a stand up overlapping collar. I wanted it to echo the shoulder overlap and add to the structural urban design of the dress. Also - I switched the overlap of the shoulder seams to the front over the back so the lines wouldn't compete with the collar.
It was a little tough to photograph. I maybe should've used the contrasting fabric? This little one wasn't tough to photograph though. Give her a tiara and suddenly she's hamming it up.
And asking me to get a picture of her "being nice" with her sister.