Sewing MODKID Style. This book has patterns intended for knit fabrics. The one shown is the banded Tank Top. It features rib knit for the top and straps and a band of rib knit at the bottom. For the middle section I used a quilting cotton to give it a lighter weight summer feel. Two snazzy buttons really dress up the bodice. I made it in a size 6 for my oldest daughter. This dress form is more like a size 3, so in real life there are longer straps and the bottom section shows more. It's adorable.
I made a second one just like this using a melon color rib knit and a chevron stripe cotton print in the middle. I love them both so much. This isn't the first time I've made a Patty Young project and wished I had the pattern in an adult size.
I also knocked out a pair of the Yoga Pants from the book. The design did not disappoint. The fold down band at the waist fits my daughter perfectly and the legs are just the right length and width to really flatter. Again... need this in my size... sigh.
Now I just need to buy more knit fabric!
Friday, March 23, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
DISREGARD THE DATES BELOW. NO SEWING SOCIALS IN APRIL. WE'LL GET BACK TO IT IN MAY.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
Here's the March dates for Monday night sewing socials. I'm going to put down some potential projects but I'm always open to a change in plans based on who can attend.
Monday Nights, 7:30pm - whenever:
Mar 5: Fabric coasters. OR work on incomplete projects.
Mar 12: Hot Tub Night. We'll still sew, but also bring your swimsuit and a robe / towel for a dip in the hot tub. Project: grocery shopping bag / tote bag.
Mar 26: NO SEWING TONIGHT!!
Come as you are, beginners and experts alike.
You can pitch a few bucks in the tip jar to cover the cost of any of my fabric you use or you can bring your own.
Feel free to invite a friend.
Bring your own machine or use my guest machine.
Please enter through my side/basement door so as not to ring the doorbell and wake up sleeping kids.