The Girls Bundle Up Pattern sale is ON! where you can get PDF patterns for girls at a special price. Go HERE to see the selection.
And this Bundle Up features the NEW Rachel Dress Pattern by Modkid – this is Modkid by Patty Young! She is on my list of pattern designers to sew this year! This is like a super-double-score!
I stitched up the Rachel Dress for Valentine’s Day… another score, cause that means my 5 year old is already ready for the Preschool Friendship Party. (see last year’s dress HERE – it was stitched up the night before the party)
The Rachel Dress is “a sweet and comfy knit dress featuring a tuxedo bodice and playful tulip-style ruffled skirt.” I selected the long sleeve version in size 6. There is also a version with short sleeves and a mock-turtle neck. It comes in size 2T to size 10.
I LOVE the ruffles down the center front and around the bottom. I LOVE the flair on the right side of the skirt. I LOVE the option of adding decorative buttons on the front. AND I LOVE that I can now boast that I have sewn a Modkid Pattern.
I selected cotton knit solids in baby pink, bold pink, hot pink, and cherry red. I selected big heart buttons. I made a matching hair clip with another ruffle and another button.
(to make sure I would like the results of these fabric colors together, I printed out the pattern picture, borrowed my kids’ colors, and made a prototype… and I liked it)
The pattern suggests variations on finishing the ruffle edges. I choose to leave them raw – a first for me. After a few doubts, I decided I like the look of the unfinished edges. It makes a nice soft end to the dress.
Sewing knits is EASY… I promise. You just need to jump in and get some practice. My girl likes the knit clothes because they are comfy at school for all the criss-cross sitting, play ground running, and curling up & napping on her mat.
I used both my serger and my machine, with both a single needle and a double needle – I know this dress, and most any knit pattern can be successful with only a machine. Again, it just takes practice.
The Modkid pattern was detailed with drawings and complete instructions. It was clear to follow. I am looking forward to my next one!
The Bundle Up Patterns presented by Pattern Revolution feature styles for little girls to older girls. I have seen some of the preview pictures from other blog tour sewers and the looks are AWESOME. I have already shopped the SALE to get my patterns at a super low price. Remember, these patterns are not available from the designers for another few weeks – Get them now, and start SEWING.
Maybe you want to use one for a Valentine’s outfit too!