London Dress Sew-Along // Schedule and Prizes

Friday, November 21, 2014


As soon as we are back from the Thanksgiving break, the London Dress sew-along begins!! I hope you have narrowed down your fabric options and gathered the rest of your materials. If not, you still have time!!

Here’s a breakdown of what’s in store for the beginning of December….

London Dress Sew-Along Schedule
  • Day 1 – Prepare the pattern and cut the pattern pieces. 
  • Day 2 – Prepare the bodice and sew the buttonholes. 
  • Day 3 – Complete the bodice and sleeves.
  • Day 4 – Sew the pockets and complete the skirt.
  • Day 5 – Attach the bodice to the skirt, hem the skirt, and attach the buttons.
Prizes
Two sew-along participants will be selected at random to win Modkid PDF patterns of their choice!



Here is exactly how to participate:
  • Sew along with us or at your own pace.
  • Ask questions here or in our Modkid Facebook Group.
  • Post progress photos in our Facebook Group or Instagram with hashtag #londonsewalong
  • Photograph your finished dress and add it to the Facebook Group. Post photos of your dress to Facebook and Instagram using the tag #londonsewalong, so we can all find you. 
To be eligible for the grand prize, be sure to add your photos by Monday, December 8th. Please only add photos you don’t mind us sharing on the blog!

Grab your materials, wash and dry your fabrics, and get ready to sew!!

Modkid Styled - London for Christmas

Thursday, November 20, 2014

As you prepare for our London Dress Sew-Along, I have a little holiday inspiration for you. Sewing the London in corduroy gives a slightly more casual Christmas look. Corduroy wasn't listed as a suggested fabric in our supply post, but Patty and I think it would be a perfect fit for the London Dress style! 


  1. Navy corduroy fabric
  2. Crossgrain in Red
  3. Navy embroidered corduroy
  4. scarf
  5. headband
  6. shoes

Dapper and Riley Sew Along

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Guest Blogger Series

From time to time we will have guest bloggers here on the MODKID blog to tell you about exciting things they are doing with our products. Today, please welcome Danielle Storm of Whimsical Fabric!

Hi everyone.  My name is Danielle and I own an online fabric store called Whimsical Fabric.  I’m excited to tell you about a sew-along that will be starting December 1st. 


Gingerbread Dapper and RileyKits stitched by Jennifer Wood of Just Joshin Kids 
 
We will be sewing the Modkid Dapper pattern for boys and the Modkid Riley pattern for girls.  The lessons will be posted over on our sew-along blog.  I would absolutely love to have you join us.



Nutcracker Riley Kit stitched by Serena GarciaDiaz of SGarcia Photography 

We have a very nice selection of  kits on our site that contain everything you need to make either the Riley dress and/or the Dapper tie and suspenders.  The only thing you will need to supply is the thread.  How easy is that?  


Navy Dapper Kit stitched by Robin Seymour of Emmy Lou Boutique

You can find the patterns and kits here.   We also have a special coupon code that will save you 20% off your Modkid Dapper and Riley pattern and/or kit purchases.  Use the code MODKIDLOVE when checking out to receive your discount.  The code is good through Sunday, November 30th.


Rosecliff Manor Riley Kit stitched by Me

To further sweeten the deal, we will be giving away over $100 worth of prizes to sew-along participants over on our Facebook Sew-Along Group.  Make sure to join the group for your chance to win.


Nutcracker Dapper and RileyKit stitched by Serena GarciaDiaz of SGarcia Photography 

We love Modkid patterns over at Whimsical Fabric.  Please keep an eye out as we will be featuring more Modkid patterns in our 2015 sew-alongs.  I hope you join us for the Dapper and Riley and have a fantastic day. 

Happy creating!
Danielle Storm


Playful Designs Blog Tour // Sweeter Than Cupcakes

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Today is the very last day of the Playful Designs blog tour, and it happens to stop over at my personal blog, Sweeter Than Cupcakes. Come see how the book made me a bit nostalgic and enter for your last chance to win a copy.

Monday, November 10th

Patty Young @ Modkid

Tuesday, November 11th

Susan Yates @ Crafterhours

Wednesday, November 12th

Melissa Mora @ Melly Sews

Thursday, November 13th

Heather Valentine @ The Sewing Loft

Friday, November 14th

Teresa Behr @ Dandelion Drift

Saturday, November 15th

Elizabeth Evans @ Simple Simon and Co

Monday, November 17th

Jenny Fish @ Sew Pretty Dresses

Tuesday, November 18th

Courtney Davis @ Sweeter Than Cupcakes

Playful Designs Blog Tour // Sew Pretty Dresses

Monday, November 17, 2014

Miss Jenny of Sew Pretty Dresses is a lover of all things colorful, and her daughter had inherited the same spirit. Head over to Sew Pretty Dresses to see how they played with the color and pattern in Playful Designs.

Monday, November 10th

Patty Young @ Modkid

Tuesday, November 11th

Susan Yates @ Crafterhours

Wednesday, November 12th

Melissa Mora @ Melly Sews

Thursday, November 13th

Heather Valentine @ The Sewing Loft

Friday, November 14th

Teresa Behr @ Dandelion Drift

Saturday, November 15th

Elizabeth Evans @ Simple Simon and Co

Monday, November 17th

Jenny Fish @ Sew Pretty Dresses

Tuesday, November 18th

Courtney Davis @ Sweeter Than Cupcakes

Playful Designs // Simple Simon and Co.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Elizabeth is part of the duo behind Simple Simon and Co. They keep us smiling with their Facebook stories, grounded with their Art of Homemaking series, and inspire us with their love on vintage patterns. I'm sure you are as curious as I am to see how Elizabeth's family used their talents with Playful Designs!

Monday, November 10th

Patty Young @ Modkid

Tuesday, November 11th

Susan Yates @ Crafterhours

Wednesday, November 12th

Melissa Mora @ Melly Sews

Thursday, November 13th

Heather Valentine @ The Sewing Loft

Friday, November 14th

Teresa Behr @ Dandelion Drift

Saturday, November 15th

Elizabeth Evans @ Simple Simon and Co

Monday, November 17th

Jenny Fish @ Sew Pretty Dresses

Tuesday, November 18th

Courtney Davis @ Sweeter Than Cupcakes

London Dress Sew-Along // Supplies

Friday, November 14, 2014

We hope you’ve marked your calendar to join in with our London Dress sew-along!! Today, we’re talking supplies, so you can gather what you need before we get started on December 1st.

PATTERN

First and foremost, you will need the London Dress pattern. You have 2 options on where to buy it: Craftsy or Etsy. Remember, coupon code LONDONSAL2014 gets you 20% off your entire order on the Modkid Etsy store. It expires on 11/15/14 at noon EST.  



FABRIC

The suggested fabrics include: quilting cottons, shirting, voiles, gauzes, lawns, linens, denims, and muslins. Here’s you fabric requirements list:



NOTIONS

In addition to fabric, you will need (6)1/2" buttons and a small strip of lightweight fusible interfacing.

Gather all your goods, and come back next week to check out the schedule and prizes!

Playful Designs Blog Tour // Dandelion Drift

Friday, November 14, 2014

Teresa of Dandelion Drift amazes me with her talent to sew detailed yet casual garments for herself as well as her children. Can you tell I'm a tad jealous of her handmade wardrobe! Well, today Teresa is taking a step back from the sewing machine to show us how her son and daughter had some fun with Playful Designs.

Monday, November 10th

Patty Young @ Modkid

Tuesday, November 11th

Susan Yates @ Crafterhours

Wednesday, November 12th

Melissa Mora @ Melly Sews

Thursday, November 13th

Heather Valentine @ The Sewing Loft

Friday, November 14th

Teresa Behr @ Dandelion Drift

Saturday, November 15th

Elizabeth Evans @ Simple Simon and Co

Monday, November 17th

Jenny Fish @ Sew Pretty Dresses

Tuesday, November 18th

Courtney Davis @ Sweeter Than Cupcakes

London Dress Sew-Along

Thursday, November 13, 2014


If you aren't a member of the Modkid Facebook Fan Group, you are missing out on sharing your opinion on our sew alongs!! First, we put the pattern selection to a vote when we hosted over at The Daily Sew. Then, we put a the timing to a vote in our Fan Group. Today, we're revealing the results of both!! As you can see, the London Dress will be our next sew-along slotted for December!

DATES

The sew-along with be December 1st - 5th. So put it on your calendar now! Between now and then we’ll be posting what you’ll need, the schedule, and prizes. During the sew-along we’ll tackle a few steps each day to take you through the pattern. The London dress would make a great holiday dress or Christmas gift!

PRIZES

There will be an overall participation prize awarded at random to one participant. Stay tuned for prize details!

HOW TO ENTER

You’ll want to post your finished dress by Monday, December 8th to be entered to win the final prize. Post photos to our the Modkid Fan Group page. Also, post dress photos to Facebook and Instagram using the tag #londonsewalong so we can all find you. 

WHERE TO BUY and COUPON

Want more good news!?! Coupon code LONDONSAL2014 gets you 20% off your entire order in the Modkid Etsy store. That’s ANYTHING you buy in the shop folks, not just the London pattern!! The coupon code expires on Saturday, November 15th at noon EST. So hurry over to grab your copy!

Playful Designs Blog Tour // The Sewing Loft

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Heather is always sharing unique tips, tricks, and tutorials over at The Sewing Loft. Today she's giving us her own peak at Playful Designs. Let's all go see what fun they had coloring!

Monday, November 10th

Patty Young @ Modkid

Tuesday, November 11th

Susan Yates @ Crafterhours

Wednesday, November 12th

Melissa Mora @ Melly Sews

Thursday, November 13th

Heather Valentine @ The Sewing Loft

Friday, November 14th

Teresa Behr @ Dandelion Drift

Saturday, November 15th

Elizabeth Evans @ Simple Simon and Co

Monday, November 17th

Jenny Fish @ Sew Pretty Dresses

Tuesday, November 18th

Courtney Davis @ Sweeter Than Cupcakes

Playful Designs Blog Tour // Melly Sews

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Melissa is the creative mind behind Melly Sews. Her blog dares you to dream, learn, and create at any level of sewing. Hop on over to Melly Sews to see what pages of Playful Designs became some of her family's favorites.

Monday, November 10th

Patty Young @ Modkid

Tuesday, November 11th

Susan Yates @ Crafterhours

Wednesday, November 12th

Melissa Mora @ Melly Sews

Thursday, November 13th

Heather Valentine @ The Sewing Loft

Friday, November 14th

Teresa Behr @ Dandelion Drift

Saturday, November 15th

Elizabeth Evans @ Simple Simon and Co

Monday, November 17th

Jenny Fish @ Sew Pretty Dresses

Tuesday, November 18th

Courtney Davis @ Sweeter Than Cupcakes

Playful Designs Blog Tour // Crafterhours

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I can certainly relate to the premise behind Crafterhours! It's crafting after hours while the kiddos are hopefully asleep. It's going to be fun to see what Susan's children did with Playful Designs while they were awake this time! Head over to the Crafterhours blog to check it all out. Then be sure to follow the rest of the schedule for more fun and giveaways.

Monday, November 10th

Patty Young @ Modkid

Tuesday, November 11th

Susan Yates @ Crafterhours

Wednesday, November 12th

Melissa Mora @ Melly Sews

Thursday, November 13th

Heather Valentine @ The Sewing Loft

Friday, November 14th

Teresa Behr @ Dandelion Drift

Saturday, November 15th

Elizabeth Evans @ Simple Simon and Co

Monday, November 17th

Jenny Fish @ Sew Pretty Dresses

Tuesday, November 18th

Courtney Davis @ Sweeter Than Cupcakes
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