Introducing Modkid Brooklyn for Girls, Tween/Teen, and Misses'

Thursday, November 29, 2018

During the whirlwind that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Modkid released a new pdf sewing pattern, actually three patterns! Brooklyn is a stylish sheath or A-Line knit dress with options for mock turtleneck vs. neck band and three different sleeve lengths including long, short and elbow length. The pattern comes in Girls Sizes 2T-8/9.

(It has been a while since Modkid released a Women's pattern!)

These amazing testers did a great job making the pattern the best it can be!

Darlita Jelinek

Heather Turner

Karman Schulz

Sivje Parish

Amy Wickham

Andrea Hardman

Annie Ledford-Lomeli

Candice Ayala

Didie noor fadillah

Feur van Hasster-Sebregts

Heather Turner

Courtney Davis

Courtney Davis

Jessica Sechrest Reynolds

Alyssa Cotter

Alyssa Cotter

Kelle Lujan

Kelle Lujan

Kelly Gifford

Leanne Lyons

Linda Souer

Manda Hoogstr-Rademaker

Nicole Cantwell

Sasha Kamaruzzaman

Modkid Modified // Annika with Gathered Shirttail

Friday, November 09, 2018

Are you ready for some fall sewing inspiration?!? Depending on the weight of fabric used for the Annika Sweater Pattern, this garment can work well for fall or winter. By adding a ruffle shirttail hem, we've created a slightly more feminine look that styles well with jeggings and leggings. In fact, you could easily pair this sweathshirt with a pair of Modkid Perfect Leggings

Let's get to the step-by-step tutorial on creating the gathered shirttail hem. First, prepare the sweatshirt according to the pattern instructions up until the hem bands. For this look, cut two front hem bands and omit the back hem band. Prepare the hem bands, but do not attach them just yet.

Also cut 2 rectangular pieces to create the hem ruffle. The length of the rectangle is 1.5 times the full width of the Annika front bodice piece (not on the fold). In my case, 1.5 x 16 = 24" for a size 6. The height of the rectangle is 5.75" for all sizes. This is based on 2.75" + folded hem band height (2.5" for all sizes) + hem allowance so, 2.75 + 2.5 + 0.5 = 5.75". If you would like the ruffle to extend below the hem further, increase the 2.75" number. In my case, I cut 2 rectangles 24" long x 5.75" high. We've used a woven cotton here, but knit fabric would also work.

Sew the short ends of the rectangles right sides together on one side with a 1/2" seam allowance. Finish the seam.

If you like our method of avoiding pressing in the round (tips and tricks link), press a 1/4" hem to the wrong side of the fabric enclosing the raw edge.

Unfold the hem and sew the other short ends of the rectangle right sides together with a 1/2" seam allowance creating a circle of fabric. Finish the seam. Repress the hem at the new seam.

Stitch your hem close to the inner fold. Then, use your preferred gathering method to gather the hem ruffle. Check out our gathering tips and tricks here. Gather the fabric circle to match the width of the Annika bodice.

Pin the hem band pieces to the Annika bodice per the pattern instructions. Baste in place if desired. Next, pin the ruffle right sides together to the Annika bodice with raw edges aligned. The hem band will be sandwiched in between. Stitch the seam with 1/2" seam allowance and finish the raw edges. 

Press the seam allowance toward the bodice and the hem and ruffle down.

Check out Sweeter Than Cupcakes for more photos and fabric details.

Also note, this gathered shirttail hem technique can be used for the Annika Girls, Annika Tween/Teen and the Modkid Breeann with the shirttail hem tutorial.

Introducing Modkid Elizabeth

Friday, October 26, 2018

Elizabeth is a beautiful special occasions dress featuring a feminine sweetheart neckline, a full circle skirt, optional cascading peplum and an invisible zipper closure in the back for a professional finish. This sleeveless dress is fully lined for comfort and extra body, and can be sewn with lace overlays for added flair!

This pattern comes in Girls Sizes (2T to 10) and in Tween/Teen Sizes (12, 14, 16 and 18). The latest two sizes in the teen range can easily fit a women's XS and S!

For a limited time get 40% off your entire purchase on our MODKID SITE with coupon code MODKIDTURNS10. Sale expired on October 31st, 2018 at midnight EST.

Enjoy these beautiful pictures from our testers:

Anita Bristow

Anja Wouters

Anja Wouters

Ashley Hunter

Ashley Hunter

Bianca Rothwell

Jenny Fish

Fieza Zainon

Genevieve Ouellet

Hannah Roberts

Courtney Davis

Jess Mullens

Jessica Cochran

Kelle Lujan

Kelly Gifford

Kristen Wilson

Leanne Lyons

Leslie Gully

Kristina Rodriguez

Sandra Schommer

Marie Villa

Violetta Ivanova
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