Sunny’s Dress Review; Friday Pattern Company

The sewing movement #SewMyStyle2018 is off and running in January.  Sunny’s Dress from the Friday Pattern Company is the item for the month.  It was my first Friday Pattern Company pdf and overall I was happy with the results. The outcome of my Sunny’s Dress Review; Friday Pattern Company was mostly positive.

I had selected a striped jersey from my stash along with a stretch sparkly jersey rem from another project.  It took some consideration to decide which way to place the stripes, so I looked to my By Hand London Croquis for help.  It worked really well and I decided on the vertical orientation.

Sewing Sunny’s Top

I cut the pattern in a single layer to ensure the stripes were straight up and down.  The 3/8″ seam allowances are my go to for sewing. I stitched the seams with a slight zigzag on the machine to allow a little fabric movement and then serged the edges.

The Finishing

You can accomplish the same finish by adding an extra 1 1/2″ with the sparkly jersey as a hem band and 1″ band on the sleeves.  This neckline is finished with fold over elastic. And yes, the sparkle is reflected in my holiday nails 🙂

The top is a little tight through the midsection, but I had intended to cut the pattern 2″ bigger at the waist and I forgot – my fault.

That’s A Wrap For Sunny’s Dress Review

Making this top was so much fun, I am looking forward to Spring when I can wear it – and the extra Christmas inches have hopefully been erradicated!

I hope you enjoyed my Sunny’s Dress review!

Happy Sewing!


PS If you are looking for more great garment sewing ideas, check out my Makes and Plans update

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