Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Modkid's A-line gored skirt & Mondrian shirt

Love this pattern! This is one of the outfits in the "Sewing Modkid Style" book.  This is also my first project hemmed with my new Janome Coverpro.  I cannot believe how quick this little outfit sewed up.  I followed Patty's instructions completely, and everything went together flawlessly...except for the fact that I made the skirt one size too big--yikes.  My daughter was at school and I thought the size 8/9 would fit her best, which I based solely on her height since she was not home for me to measure her hips; I was wrong.  I was also impatient, obviously, and wanted to make it then and there.  So, I took apart the waistband at the side seams and took the skirt and the waistband in another 1/2" on both sides.  You probably can't tell from the pic, but the side gores are a little narrower.  I really didn't want to take the whole skirt apart and figured most people won't know by looking at it.  I just wanted to share this because I think it's good to know that no matter how well we sew, we all make mistakes from time to time.  It gives us experience at altering, right?  ;)  

I wish I could have added a light solid blue color to the right middle block piece, but this was all the matching fabric I had on hand.  Oh how I would love to just have bolts of all of Patty's fabrics in my sewing room. 

I really need to take the time and measure my children and WRITE IT DOWN.  Instead, I measure them every time I make something.  I learned my lesson and that will not happen least I hope not.

In summary, this outfit is SIMPLE, SIMPLE, SIMPLE to make.  How can something this cute be so easy?? :)


  1. I love it! I also saw the swim suits you made from the book... LOVE it, both are so pretty (and so are the girls). Glad I found your blog...

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm really enjoying the wonderful pattern books and fabrics that are available now.


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