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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sewing Modkid Style - got the book!

I am pretty excited - got the only copy of Sewing Modkid Style by Patty Young that my nearest Barnes and Noble had on the shelves today!

Being an advanced sewist, I spent some time looking through the projects before purchasing. There have been a few books I have passed up for being too easy or not unique enough. While I don't expect to master any new-to-me techniques, I do expect that a less experienced seamstress would find plenty to learn.

I like the patterns in the book and the wide size range they come in (2T-10). I am also a big fan of sewing with knits and that is the entire focus of this book.

The projects I see myself most likely making include a really simple, yet cute interlock knit quilt. This might be a good use for my Patsy Aiken knit fabric scraps. All of the bottoms in chapter 3 are nice, simple basics - the A-line gored skirt is particularly cute. The tops are cute as well with the color-blocked Mondrian shirt being my favorite so far. There are also some cute dresses with the 'Bloom" dress being my favorite of these. I could also see myself sewing the swim cover-up with a cute applique.

This one looks like a winner and I will be sure to review and post more once I delve further into the book and make something.

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