Modkid Malibu Cross-Back Dress

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A sure sign of sewing success in my house is Avery hugging me over and over and thanking me for sewing her pretty dresses. The new Malibu dress by Modkid elicited that very response and then some!! Patty Young combined breezy, comfortable, and cute all in one with this pattern. She’s also done it again with creating a look that can be sewn in either knit fabrics or wovens. With three length options (mini, high/low, and maxi), you’ve got a lot of versatility.

Modkid Malibu Cross-Back Dress

Avery’s crazy about maxi’s, but for them to work for everyday for this active 6 year old, they can’t be too cumbersome. The Malibu style is the perfect solution. I love how Patty paid special attention to the skirt sizing to conserve fabric. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with how little yardage is actually required to make such a great maxi.

Modkid Malibu Cross-Back Dress

And, here’s where the back steals the show!! It seems that showy backs are a summer trend this year, and Patty adds a fun twist without leaving to much exposed for the young wearer.

Modkid Malibu Cross-Back Dress

You may have seen enough already, but we were having such a great photo shoot that I couldn’t resist including more.

Modkid Malibu Cross-Back Dress

Modkid Malibu Cross-Back Dress

Modkid Malibu Cross-Back Dress

The Malibu cross-back dress goes up to a size twelve, so I can see lots of Malibu dresses for years to come. In fact, I already mentioned to Patty that I could use one in my size!

4 comments:

  1. Well, my girl needs this now that I have seen yours! That back is fantastic! Well done!

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    1. I'm itching to sew more myself!! Now to find the time!

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    2. The dress looks great! Your dd is adorable too. Is the elastic at the waist on the seam allowance?

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    3. Thank you Jen G! The elastic is sewn onto the skirt 1/8" to 1/4" inch down from the edge. I used the same line for my seam allowance. Please comment if that is not clear!

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