This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Shirl.
I am very happy to review ModKid Summer Fun by Patty Young of ModKid fame. This lady does it all…fabrics, childrens’ clothing, womens’ clothing, bags, quilts, and now doll’s clothing and accessories! ModKid Summer Fun is a pattern booklet that comes with full-size pattern pieces. It’s great not only if you know a special girl to sew clothes for her doll, but I was especially attracted to this book because my 5-year-old daughter has been showing interest in sewing this year, and I knew the sleeping bag project would be great to make for one of her stuffed animals (of which there are many).
The booklet contains 31 pages of instructions on glossy, full-color paper, and the pattern templates are included on pattern pages. If you’ve never made a ModKid pattern before, the instructions are great and to-the-point, and the diagrams that accompany the steps make the instructions easy to follow.
I had a great time making the sleeping bag with my daughter. She chose a fabric from her little stash, and I found a piece of pink minky to use for the lining. I think her favorite part is the cutting of the fabric, which she did with a little help. I took over when it came to inserting the zipper (which was easy) just because by then she was done with sewing, plus she’s not at the zipper stage yet, so that was fine with me.
The sleeping bag fits a majority of her medium-sized stuffed animals, so she was very happy with the completed projects. I was happy it was a quick sew.
Check out the other stops on the Summer Fun blog tour, and don’t forget to pick up ModKid Summer Fun if it tickles your fancy!
4/1/2014 Jennifer Coe: fabricbliss.blogspot.com
4/2/2014 Carla Crim: scientificseamstress.blogspot.com
4/3/2014 Sara Lawson: sewsweetness.com
4/4/2014 Generation Q: generationqmagazine.com
4/5/2014 Suzanne Winter: www.patternrevolution.com
4/8/2014 American Patchwork & Quilting: allpeoplequilt.com/blog
4/9/2014 Kristin Link: sewmamasew.com
4/10/2014 Jenny Fish: sewprettydresses.blogspot.com
4/11/2014 Patty Young/MODKID www.modkidboutique.blogspot.com
And Patty is generously giving away one copy of the book to one of my readers (hard copy in the U.S. and digital copy for overseas reader). Please click the link below to take you to the entry page; giveaway ends Sunday, April 6th at 7pm CT. Good luck!