13 Days of Modkid Halloween // Day 5

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Not only has the Modkid Kyoko pattern been an overall pattern favorite for years, but it also seems to be a favorite for Halloween costumes. The style lends itself to so many different looks. Talking about possibilities, the Kyoko comes in girl's, teen's, and women's sizes.


Purple Witch By Robin


Princess √úlsa at Dragoncon by Mary Abreu

We just couldn't leave out this adorable Halloween Mini-Kyoko!


Mini-Kyoko Witch Costume by Sew Much More

MODKID PDF patterns can be found on EtsyCraftsy, and YCMT 

MODKID Paper patterns can be found here 

We'll be showing your costumes made from Modkid patterns, pdf or paper, each of the 13 weekdays leading up to Halloween. To participate share your photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag them with #modkidhalloween or post photos in our Facebook Halloween album. It's that simple!! 

13 Days of Modkid Halloween // Day 4

Monday, October 20, 2014


It's a new week full of Modkid Halloween inspiration! Who doesn't love Minnie Mouse?!? Here are a couple looks to make those little Minnie fans smile.

Anna Larson gave a fun Asian spin on a Minnie outfit with the Modkid Kyoko pattern.


Kimono Minnie by Evie Pie

If you need a quick sew for a Halloween costume, the Hailey pattern is a great pick. Kari's Minnie styling is perfectly sweet and can be worn well after the holiday.


Minnie by Kari Steiger

MODKID PDF patterns can be found on EtsyCraftsy, and YCMT 

MODKID Paper patterns can be found here 
We'll be showing your costumes made from Modkid patterns, pdf or paper, each of the 13 weekdays leading up to Halloween. To participate share your photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag them with #modkidhalloween or post photos in our Facebook Halloween album. It's that simple!! 

13 Days of Modkid Halloween // Day 3

Friday, October 17, 2014




We are continuing with character themes for Day 3 of the 13 Days of Modkid Halloween. Today, we have two recreations of Lalaloopsy dresses. 

First, Patty created this look for Sydney by mashing up two patterns, Claudia and Addison. You can read more about it here


Berry Jars n' Jam by Patty Young

Next, we have another great Lalaloopsy remake using the Addison pattern. You can read more of her details here


Jewel Sparkles by Paige Hill

MODKID PDF patterns can be found on EtsyCraftsy, and YCMT 

MODKID Paper patterns can be found here 

We'll be showing your costumes made from Modkid patterns, pdf or paper, each of the 13 weekdays leading up to Halloween. To participate share your photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag them with #modkidhalloween or post photos in our Facebook Halloween album. It's that simple!! 

13 Days of Modkid Halloween // Day 2

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Day 2 of the 13 Days of Modkid Halloween is all about Queen Elsa from Frozen. Frozen costumes seem to be the top picks for this year, and we love these creative costume twists!

This first Queen Elsa dress is made from a modified Malibu Cross-back Dress.


Elsa by Marie Beck

Next, this great long sleeve version started with the V-neck sweater from Patty's book Sewing Modkid Style


Elsa by Kelly Gifford

And for the boys, we have a modified Keagan Shirt for a Kristoff costume.


Kristoff by Nikki Souster

MODKID PDF patterns can be found on EtsyCraftsy, and YCMT 

MODKID Paper patterns can be found here 

We'll be showing your costumes made from Modkid patterns, pdf or paper, each of the 13 weekdays leading up to Halloween. To participate share your photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag them with #modkidhalloween or post photos in our Facebook Halloween album. It's that simple!! 

13 Days of Modkid Halloween // Day 1

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Welcome to day one of the 13 Days of Modkid Halloween!! Today, we are showing some amazing costume versions of our Modkid Avery pattern. You may recognize a few from our recent Avery Dress Sew-Along.


Jack Skellington by Kaci Welch


Cowgirl by Rosie Avalos


Emily Elizabeth from Clifford by Kari Steiger


Gastlies Dress by Simone Kleefsman

MODKID PDF patterns can be found on Etsy, Craftsy, and YCMT 

MODKID Paper patterns can be found here 

Remember, we'll be showing your costumes made from Modkid patterns, pdf or paper, each of the 13 weekdays leading up to Halloween. To participate share your photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag them with #modkidhalloween or post photos in our Facebook Halloween album. It's that simple!! 

Modkid Styled - Halloween Kyoko

Monday, October 13, 2014

We're kicking off the 13 Days of Modkid Halloween on Wednesday, so we've got a little inspiration for you today. With its Asian inspiration, the Kyoko pattern is perfect for a variety of costume ideas. Here, a solid black dress with a pop of color for the bias trim and fun accessories, make for a perfectly adorable witch.



  1. Fabric: solid black cotton
  2. Bias Tape
  3. Witch hat
  4. Boots
  5. Tights

Kyoko sewing pattern for girls can be found here. There is also one for Tweens/Teens, Women and 18" Dolls. If you make one, we would love to see!

Remember, we'll be showing your costumes made from Modkid patterns, pdf or paper, each of the 13 weekdays leading up to Halloween. We NEED your photos!!



To participate share your photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag them with #modkidhalloween or post photos in our Facebook Halloween album. It's that simple!! 

Avery Dress Sew-Along // Results & Winners

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Avery Dress sew-along has come to an end. While the dresses are all amazing, my favorite part of these sew-alongs has been the sharing and encouragement the participants give each other. It is a fun way to get to know a little bit about each other as we share our sewing. Once again, I must say we have an amazing Modkid community!!

See Additional Photos Here

From costumes to fancy dresses, these ladies outdid themselves with creativity. Some even pushed themselves to try buttonholes for the first time. Pretty bold when there are 7 buttonholes to sew!! We will be celebrating each participant with a coupon code, but we also had the hard job of selecting winners for the 3 prize packages.


Prize Pack #1 will be going to Jessica Philips for her Harley Quinn costume.




Prize Pack #2 will be going to Anna Ross Larson for her damask dress.


Finally, Prize Pack #3 selected randomly for participation is going to Nita Reynolds.


I've collected all of the Modkid Avery Sew-Along posts on this page. You can access the sew-along pages at any time through the links in the sidebar of the blog. We love what you make, so keep sharing and creating!

Modkid Halloween Clown

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Patty and I have been having fun getting creative with Modkid patterns for Halloween. Did you see the amazing Wednesday Addams!?! We encouraged costume ideas with our Avery Dress sew along, and we have more fun in store. You'll have to read to the end of this post to find out what!

First, let me show you my youngest, Tandy, in her costume. I used the Modkid Bailey pattern without any changes. Isn't it fun when all it takes is playful fabrics and a few accessories to pull it all together!?!


Tandy's birthday falls right before Halloween, so I'm killing two birds with one stone. Her clown costume will double as a circus birthday outfit. Gotta love that!


The shorts portion of this Bailey is actually knit fabric. This pattern is very versatile!! I just tacked the yarn pom poms on with a needle and thread, so they could be removed after the costume use is complete. I love when the life of a costume outfit can be extended!


Now it's your turn!! We would like to feature your Modkid Halloween projects, new or old! We'll be showing your costumes made from Modkid patterns, pdf or paper, each of the 13 weekdays leading up to Halloween. If we have plenty of participants, which we hope we do, we'll culminate in a virtual Halloween parade.


To participate share your photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag them with #modkidhalloween or post photos in our Facebook Halloween album. It's that simple!! 

Avery Dress Sew-Along // Day 5

Friday, October 03, 2014


It's the final day of the sew-along!! We'll wrap things up today by finishing the gathered skirt portion of the dress. 


Pin the skirt pieces right sides together along each short edge.


Stitch with a 1/2" seam allowance and finish the seam with a serger or zigzag stitch. Repeat for each short edge.


Baste gathering stitches along the top edge of the skirt. I like to do two rows of basting stitches in case one thread breaks. If you stitch one row at 5/8" and one row at 3/8", you can sew your seam in between the basting stitches.


Pull the bobbin threads of the basting stitches to gather the top of the skirt to equal the circumference of the bottom bodice. With right sides together, insert the bodice inside the skirt and pin all around aligning the side seams. Adjust your gathers to distribute them evenly. Stitch with a 1/2" seam allowance and finish with a serger or zigzag stitch. Remove any visible basting stitches.


Press the seam up and topstitch along the bodice.


Hem the bottom of the skirt by folding the bottom edge to the wrong side 1/4" and again another 1/2". Press and stitch along the inner folder edge.


Use your buttonholes to mark the location of the buttons on the right side of the front bodice. Sew 7 buttons at the marks, and pat yourself on the back!!


I have a feeling you've just made a little girl very happy! Be sure to add your photos to our Flickr group or Facebook group by Monday, October 6th to be entered to win the grand prize. You can also share photos on Facebook and Instagram tagged #averysewalong. We’ll announce the winner next week!

 See the rest of the Avery Sew-Along here:

Avery Dress Sew-Along // Day 4

Thursday, October 02, 2014


Welcome back! For day 4 of the sew-along we will complete the upper half of the dress by adding the sleeves and closing up the sides of the bodice. Here is where we run into the pattern variations. I'll be showing you the long sleeve version, view C, so you will need to refer to step 6 of the pattern for the other views. But don't fret, we are here to help if you need it! Join the discussions on our Facebook event to ask any questions you may have.


Let's get started. Keep in mind that the seam allowance is 1/2" unless noted otherwise. Pin a long sleeve to the bodice with right sides together. Be sure to match the single notches at the front of the bodice and the double notches at the back.


Stitch the seam and finish the seam allowance with a serger or zig-zag stitch. Repeat for the other sleeve.


These next steps will be the same for both views B and C. Turn the bodice inside out and pin the side seams right sides together. Pin from the sleeve end to the bottom of the bodice aligning the underarm seams. Sew the seam and finish the seam allowance with a serger or zig-zag stitch. Repeat for the other side.


Hem the sleeves by pressing toward the wrong side 1/4" and fold again by 1/2". Stitch along the inner fold leaving a 1" gap to insert the elastic.


Pin one end of your elastic with a safety pin and insert it through the gap and into the hem. Maneuver the elastic around the casing and back out the gap.  You can pin the other end of the elastic to keep it from creeping into the casing as well.


Overlap each end of the elastic by 1/2" and stitch making sure the elastic is not twisted inside the casing. I stitch back and forth a few times with a zig-zag stitch.

Turn your bodice right sides out and admire your work!! The hardest parts are done! If you are adding the optional belt loops, do that now by referring to page 8 of the pattern.

See the rest of the Avery Sew-Along here:
We’d love to see your progress!! Show us your photos in our Flickr group or Facebook group. You can also share photos on Facebook and Instagram tagged #averysewalong.
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