www.from-a-box.com Girls Bundle Up Modkid Rachel Valentine Dress

Girls Bundle Up Valentine Dress

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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.

www.from-a-box.com Girls Bundle Up Modkid Rachel Valentine Dress

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)

www.from-a-box.com Girls Bundle Up Modkid Rachel Valentine Dress

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.

www.from-a-box.com Girls Bundle Up Modkid Rachel Valentine Dress

www.from-a-box.com Girls Bundle Up Modkid Rachel Valentine Dress

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)

www.from-a-box.com Girls Bundle Up Modkid Rachel Valentine Dress

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.

www.from-a-box.com Girls Bundle Up Modkid Rachel Valentine Dress

www.from-a-box.com Girls Bundle Up Modkid Rachel Valentine Dress

www.from-a-box.com Girls Bundle Up Modkid Rachel Valentine 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!

www.from-a-box.com Girls Bundle Up Modkid Rachel Valentine Dress

www.from-a-box.com Girls Bundle Up Modkid Rachel Valentine Dress

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.

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Maybe you want to use one for a Valentine’s outfit too!

www.from-a-box.com Girls Bundle Up Modkid Rachel Valentine Dress

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