Modkid Coco Island Romper

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Modkid Coco Island Romper and Dress released last week, and it happens to be just perfect for this summer heat. The pattern can be made in a dress or romper. I've made up the slit back, but the pattern also provides a halter version. That's at least 4 different combinations!! 

The most time consuming part of this pattern is the bias binding, but even that can be simplified. I love Mie's method for attaching the armscye binding, because it eliminates pressing the bias in advance and reduces pressing for the whole process. I wasn't able to use this method for the neckband since it helps to have the binding pressed when stitching the open sections. 

The back slit opening is a fun feature without being too revealing. I'm guessing it provides a little extra breathing room in this Texas heat too! The main fabric I used is Jennifer Paganelli's Beauty Queen line. If you look close, I actually had great success with my print matching at the seams this time around.

Avery is rarely this smiley for our photo shoots, so I had to include a few extra gems. What are your favorite summer sews?

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