We know you love your Modkid patterns! How about stretching your Modkid patterns a little further! We think it will only deepen your Modkid love. Here's the first of what we hope will be many Modkid Modified posts. At the end, we want to know a few things from you!
We are starting with the lovely Modkid Rachel knit dress, and this simple tutorial will yield a completely adorable knit skirt. We know sometimes separates help complete a wardrobe.
You will need to cut all of the skirt pieces from the Modkid Rachel pattern including the left front, right front, back, waistbands, and skirt ruffle. You will need all four waistband pieces. Sew the skirt pieces together per the pattern instructions in step 5.
Place each pair of waistband pieces right sides together and stitch the short ends with a 1/2" seam allowance. Press the seams open.
Turn one band right side out and slide it inside the other waistband, so the right sides are facing. Sew around the top (narrower side) with a 1/2" seam allowance. Trim the seam allowance to 1/4" to reduce bulk.
Turn the waistband right sides out and press well.
Edgestitch along the top folded edge. Sew another row of stitching 1" from the folded edge to create a casing. Leave a 1-2" gap in this row of stitching, backstitching at each end.
Measure and cut 1/2" knit elastic to 1" less than the child's waist measurement. Thread the elastic through the casing with a safety pin or bodkin. Overlap the elastic and secure the ends together with a zig-zag stitch. Fully insert the elastic in the casing and close the gap in the stitching.
Turn the waistband right sides out and slide it over the completed skirt pieces. Align the side seams and pin in place. Going slowly to keep the waistband fabric flat, stitch the waistband to the skirt with a 1/2" seam allowance. Finish the seam.
Press the seam down. And...
Pass it on to your little twirler!
So, here's what we'd like to know. What are ways you've modified your Modkid? What patterns would you be interested in seeing modified?