You know what the hardest part is in working on a childrens sewing pattern line? Having a daughter that’s completely out of the average size range. That means, every time I sew a prototype, and coax her into putting it on, I almost get a heart attack! Because everything always looks far too big for her. She’s 4 years old, yet her chest, waist and hip measurements are between an 18-24 month old. (And yes, I do indeed feed her) Figgy’s sample size is 4 year old. Thankfully she’s got friends who currently fit the size to a (4)T. so I always have to wait or plan for a play date and then coax her friend into putting on a prototype (below) – note, I usually make the first couple of prototypes in muslin, not in actual fabric, yet sometimes I get carried away!
So after all patterns have been trued and graded (and printed), I finally found the time to make a Sunki for her. For the top part of the dress, I followed the size 2 patterns pieces, yet elongated them to the size 4/5 length. Now, it fits her. And she loves it which means something for my little style obsessed daugther. The only thing she wants to wear these days are dresses anyways. Dresses, dresses, dresses. All day long.