Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Have a Merry Modkid Christmas

When you are invited to participate in a tour for ModKid, you do not say no.  Even if it is the most busy sewing time of the year!  Hi!  Happy Holidays!  I am so very excited to be part of the Merry ModKid Blog Tour.  I happen to be a huge fan of all things Patty Young.  I have bought plenty of the Patty Young fabrics, and I own her book.  I actually pre-ordered the book : ).  But I had not purchased the PDF patterns. Good thing I was asked to participate because I am pretty sure this is the best fitting item I had ever sewn for Mila!  ModKid Etsy shop is now maybe my favorite shopping destination for PDF Patterns. : )
Us blogging participants were asked to choose a pattern from the ModKid Etsy shop and make something Merry!  I choose the Rachel dress.  Specifically because it was knit and because I adored the collar (by the way a regular collar is included in the pattern).  I like knit because it takes half the time to sew, and like I said above, I am a bit short on time.  I decided to make two!  First I wanted something casual that would fit with the holiday season and can still be worn after.  
It is snowing outside so we are stuck with indoor photos and a not so cooperative two year old : ).  The dress above is the Rachel pattern as is!  No changes.  Wait, I did add the lining (pink) to the ruffles. Otherwise, as is : ).  Mila has been wearing this dress on and off for the last three days in an attempt to get some photos : ).  Actually this is maybe her 6th time wearing the dress because it is my favorite thing in her closet!   The skirt is fun and frilly and the whole outfit is just very comfy : )
I used a super soft Riley Blake knit fabric that of course came from my FAV Fabric lady Christine over at Threads & Stitches
My Holiday dress-  I must be honest here.  I had planned on making the pattern as is but adding the tulle to the ruffle.  Well of course.  I lost the pattern pieces and did not have the time to cut out some more so I thought I would just add a simple skirt.  Yes, the shortness is intentional.  I think short little dresses are cute on toddler's and Mila is almost out of that age group so I will take it while I can : ).  This really would have been that much cuter as the original design but hey... this is what happens to an unorganized busy lady : ).  What changes did I do?  I shortened the bodice and add a simple gathered skirt with tulle and more of that pretty blue velour. 
I matched the dress up with the  Whimsy Couture Bow Turbon Hat.  Perfect for a snowy wintery but really kinda warmish day : ) for show I should say!  Mila loved both outfits and I am looking forward to making more! Next pattern on my list- The Olivia Portrait Dress!  I think I will buy that today with the Blog Tour Coupon code-  MERRYMODKID25 and get 25% off my entire order at the Modkid Etsy store, valid Monday 11/30 through Friday 12/04 at midnight EST. Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ModKid
Make sure to follow all the amazing bloggers on the Merry ModKid tour.  : )

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Thank you so much for reading and have a Merry Holdiay : ). 


  1. Both versions are perfect!! I love the lined ruffles, and that blue velour just makes me want to squeeze your precious daughter!

  2. Your little one is such a doll and the dresses are TDF! Thanks so much for participating!!