I was already sold on the Sunny dress by Friday Pattern Company as soon as I saw the sample picture of it. We chose this as the first pattern for the Sew My Style challenge as it seemed like a quick and easy make and would be a good way to ease everyone in, especially the more beginner sewists.
I managed to squeeze my dress out of a metre of leopard print jersey that I bought recently from Stoff & Still.
As I didn’t have enough to make a neckband with only one join, I decided to try just folding it over and coverstitching it. It actually worked out fine and was just one less step to worry about! I also coverstitched the sleeves and the hem.
One thing I have noticed about this pattern, is that due to the nature of the scallop, it can lead to quite a wavy hem, particularly if sewn in a lighter jersey, and twin-needled on a regular sewing machine. The coverstitch machine eliminates this waviness and gives a much more professional finish.
I didn’t make any adjustments on the pattern, however, next time, I would take the sleeves in slightly as they are just a little on the wide side for me, but not so much that I will alter this version!
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