13 Days of Modkid Halloween // Day 8

Friday, October 24, 2014


When we first announced the "13 Days of Modkid Halloween", I showed you my youngest daughter's clown costume created with the Modkid Bailey. Today, I'm bringing you another member of our circus in the form of a tight rope walker (or "type" rope walker as she keeps saying).


I created with top using the Modkid Ava pattern. I modified the bodice to include a corset style feature. 


In case you would like to recreate this look, I've got a little tutorial to show you my process. It's a fun little pattern flip weather it's for a costume or not. You'll need the Ava Pattern to begin. 


First, cut the bodice pattern piece 1/2" wider at the fold.


Next, mark two parallel lines 5/8" apart. The first line is 1 7/8" from the fold. Repeat for the opposite side of the fold.


It's super hard to see in the above photo, but add 1 1/2" interfacing strips on the wrong side of the bodice where you drew the parallel lines.


Press the bodice to the front right sides together at the line closest to the fold.

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Press the bodice to the back wrong sides together at the outside line creating a pleat. Repeat for the opposite side of the fold.


Mark eyelet locations centered in the pleat. The eyelets should be about 1 1/2" apart and 1" from the top and bottom edge. Your spacing may vary depending on the size you are making.


Insert the eyelets at the markings. I used one of my favorite scrapbooking tools, called a Crop-A-Dile.


Finally, baste the folds in place at the top and bottom seams and continue with the remaining pattern instructions for the Ava Top. When your top is complete, thread a shoelace or ribbon through the eyelets. Done!

Keep sharing your Modkid Halloween creations!!

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 7

Thursday, October 23, 2014


I love how we get to take a little trip down memory lane by featuring some of the older Modkid patterns during the 13 Days of Modkid Halloween. Do you remember the Emma pattern? It's the perfect choice for a fairy or Tinker Bell! The pattern even includes a little petal purse you could use for collecting Halloween treats. 

This combination of silk, lace, and voile makes a perfectly sweet flower fairy. Check out the link below for more great photos.


Flower Fairy by Maya Mori

Here's another less costume-y version with fun Halloween prints.


Black Cat 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 6

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Even if a costume isn't the most practical choice for you, that doesn't mean you can't get creative making a cute Halloween dress. Here are some inspiration photos for non-costume Halloween Modkids.

The fabrics and applique on this groove Halloween Riley are a real show stopper.


Groovy Halloween by Evie Pies

Pink and black are not your typical Halloween colors! I love how this Holly dress is so pretty and spooky at the same time.


Halloween Holly by Amanda Phillips

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 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!
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