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