I just finished up my first Figgy's Zephyr sundress , and as with (nearly) all of my new patterns, I am totally in love! It is hanging on the back of my sewing chair (that happens to be in my dining room, that also happens to be visible from the chair I am on in the front room) and I can't stop staring at it! It is just so soft and feminine. So, honestly, I don't think I realized there was a sundress option when I purchased the pattern, I bought it for the twins' originally and didn't know if I would even bother with it for Abby. Then I saw the sundress. So the first chance I had (after too many weeks of editing photos in my "free" ((aka sewing)) time) I sat down to make it. And while I was on the fence about the romper for her, after seeing Millie's on flickr, I think I just may have to give it a whirl! Aaaand, the twins probably wont fit in it this summer, boo!
Anyways, on to the dress!!
She was such a trooper, it was sooo windy this morning and she wasn't feeling well, so I spent about three minutes outside and snapped as fast as I could. I made the size 6/7 and originally had it at the 8/9 length as I usually have to add length to all of my patterns since my kids are freakishly tall, but it hit mid calf and it looked too nightgown-ish (thanks for all the opinions on flickr! I really am glad I went with shorter).
Apparently I don't read directions well, though I swear it said to put two button loops, the drawings on the package and Figgy's finished product only have one button on the sundress. But I like it like this!
Ah, the straps. This is one of the details that first caught my eye! The pattern has an awesome trick for turning tubes and I will definitely be using that method for every fabric tube I have to turn! I braided them pretty tight apparently, and had just barely length suggested for the straps.
The bodice is made from quilting cotton and the dress is a lightweight cotton, nice and breezey. Have you bought the pattern yet?? You definitely should!