Modkid Zoey Summer Ensemble

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I’m going to be totally honest with you, I wasn’t wowed by this pattern when it first came across my email. Since I’m always a fan of Modkid patterns, I certainly wasn’t going to turn down the opportunity to pattern test for Patty. I’m so glad I did! The fit of this sweet top made me fall in love with the whole Modkid Zoey Summer Ensemble. I mean seriously look at this cuteness! The other great thing is that the Modkid Zoey comes with two shirt versions and two short versions. By combining different options from each view, you can come up with several more looks.

Modkid Zoey Summer Ensemble

I’ve sewn up view B for the top which features tabs at the shoulders and elastic cinching at the sides. The pattern calls for buttons and buttonholes at the front, but I used Kam snaps instead since the color was so great.

Modkid Zoey Summer Ensemble

These shorts are view D with a flat front and handy side pockets. The solid coral I used here is an interlock knit for supreme comfort.

Modkid Zoey Summer Ensemble

To tackle two projects in one, I did a little fabric design of my own to fit with this week’s Project Run & Play theme. The perfectionist in me is competing with the artistic side of me that loves the random sort of rustic looking lines. To achieve this look, I used acrylic paint mixed with fabric medium and painted on the side of a can wrapped with rubber bands. I placed the rubber bands in various widths roughly around the can, so the stripes would not end up perfect. It was nice to have small pattern pieces I could roll the can across.

Rubberband fabric painting

I highly recommend including this pattern for your little’s summer wardrobe! It’s been so long since I’ve seen those cute toddler legs in shorts!!

Modkid Zoey Summer Ensemble

Modkid Zoey Summer Ensemble

Be sure to check out the Modkid page for the other views offered in the Zoey Summer Ensemble pattern.

9 comments:

  1. She is adorable! I love those stripes, great idea!

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  2. What a cool idea!!! Such a cute outfit!

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  3. Never would have thought of using rubber bands to create stripes but what a clever idea & the outfit is really perfect.
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  4. this rubber band technique sure creates interesting fabric!

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  5. super cute! Love the stripes, what a fun way to paint! Love the theme this week. Emily@nap-timecreations.com

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  6. Very cute results! Glad you tried this pattern in spite of your reservations...it's so cute! I love the side cinching.

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  7. I love the look of those stripes! and the outfit looks super cute and comfortable too--great job!

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  8. What a great idea to paint your fabric. I love that top.

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  9. Courtney! I had not read this post before today. I had no idea you created your own fabric for this! It is absolutely fabulous!! I remember thinking it looked really cool and I had not seen it before. WOW! Way to go!!

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