Modkid Modified // Perfect Leggings with Yoga Skirt

Friday, July 14, 2017

Every July the ladies behind Simple Simon & Company and Project Run & Play host an event called Skirting the Issue.  Skirting the Issue is a month long event where you are invited to sew along by making skirts (and quilts and pillowcases)  to donate to local Foster Care centers for the girls (and boys) to receive. Ready all about it HERE.

For a little skirt inspiration, we've blended two Modkid patterns into the perfect playground skort! You can think of it as the Perfect Leggings with the addition of a yoga skirt. Or, think of it as the FREE Yoga Skirt with the addition of shorts underneath. Either way it's a win! 

You will need knit fabric, the Perfect Leggings pattern and the Free Yoga Skirt tutorial. First, cut the perfect leggings pattern in your desired size. Hold off cutting the skirt pieces until the shorts are assembled. Note: All seam allowances are 1/2" unless noted otherwise.

Assemble the shorts per the pattern instructions until step 4. Basically you will stop when it is time to sew the waistband elastic. I chose to wait to hem the legs until I was ready to hem the skirt, so I would only switch to my twin needle once.

I found the yoga skirt waistband to be a bit tight with this fabric, I recommend measuring the waist of the shorts you just assembled. Use that measurement for the width of the waistband. You do not need to account for a seam allowance, since you want the band to be a bit tighter than the shorts. Use the same height for the waistband, 15", as the tutorial indicates. Also, cut the band in one rectangle so all of our seams with be at the center back. For my skirt, the shorts waist measured 20", so I cut a waistband rectangle 20" wide (direction of stretch) and 15" tall. Sew the rectangle right sides together along the 15" side forming a circle. Fold this tube in half wrong sides together to create the waistband with a finished folded edge and two raw edges. Now is a good time to test the fit on the intended wearer. You want the waistband to fit snugly to hold up the skirt!

Determine the length of the skirt using the same method as the yoga skirt tutorial just be sure the finished length will be longer than the shorts. Cut the skirt that length for the full width of the fabric. Again, keeping it one piece, so the seam will be at the center back. Fold the rectangle in half right sides together and stitch the short ends together forming a circle of fabric.

Now is the time to hem the skirt and the shorts per pattern and tutorial instructions. Then, run a gathering stitch along the top of the skirt. We have a great set of tips and tricks on gathering.

Insert the shorts inside the skirt aligning the top edges and the back center seams with the right side of the shorts facing the wrong side of the skirt. Baste the skirt to the shorts.

Lay your waistband over the right side of the yoga skirt’s top gathered edge aligning back center seam and keeping raw edges even. The shorts will be on the inside. Pin in place all around, adjusting the skirt’s gathered edge to fit. Stitch with a stretch stitch. You will be stitching through the shorts, gathered skirt, and two layers of the waistband.

Turn the waist band right side out and fold the yoga waistband down.

That's it!! Perfect for twirling, swinging, and hanging on the monkey bars! Don't just limit yourself to shorts here either. Skirted leggings would be equally cute!

Introducing Coco Island Romper and Dress

Friday, June 23, 2017

Get ready for Summer with this fashionable and versatile pattern! The Coco pattern comes with two versions of rompers and two versions of dresses, each with either a slit back or a halter back, and all versions have inseam pockets. Coco can be sewn with woven or knit fabrics.  

With the coupon code COCO2017, you can get 40% off your entire purchase on the Modkid Etsy store for the next 24 hours! Code expires at 9:00 a.m. CST on Saturday, June 24, 2017. This code makes this (and any other full-price pattern on our store) only $5.99, so hurry up and stock up on your favorite MODKID PDF patterns!!

These testers did an amazing job. Get ready to be inspired!!

Alicia De Ramos

Alicia De Ramos

Stephanie Eckstein

Stephanie Eckstein

Daisy Molemans

Evi De Mey

Colleen Mills

Janice Harris

Katie Leatherwood

Katrina Dingley

Katrina Dingley

Leah Broadstreet

Leanne Lyons

Maria LuĂ­sa Santos

Nicole Cantwell

Rachel Reese

Rachel Reese

Tania Paredez

Teresa Martin

Valeria Curatolo

Violetta Ivanova

Introducing Modkid Leilani

Friday, May 12, 2017

Modkid just released the latest pattern for girls and teens!! The Leilani pattern includes a swing top, swing dress, and harem romper. Three very different looks in one!! The dress and romper versions include inset side pockets. All views feature a double spaghetti strap design for added flair. Pick up both patterns for the perfect sister set!!

Pattern Sale Details: Coupon Code LEILANI2017 gets 40% off your entire order on the MODKID Etsy store. That means you can buy this and any other pattern for 40% off. And it also means this pattern is only $5.99 for 24 hours (the code will expire exactly 24 hrs after the pattern releases). There will also be a bundle price for those who want to get both patterns (think... "sister sets" or "mommy-daughter").

Also note that the upper sizes of the teen pattern will fit XS-M women sizes! Grab both patterns as a bundle!

Enjoy the inspiration from our testers!!

Amanda de Serres

Amanda de Serres

Erin Kaiser

Glenda Morrow

Courtney Davis

Jennifer Mills

Jenny Fish

Kristi Atkinson

Kyla Sorenson

Leah Broadstreet

Lindsey Oakes

Maria Luisa Santos

Nicole Cantwell

Patricia Metten

Rachel Reese

Raedene Averitt

Susan Nixon

Susan Nixon

Teresa Martin

Thao Luxa

Tiffany Turner

Tasha Bullard
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