Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Pattern Revolution- Women's BundleUP Blog Tour- ModKid, Malibu Misses Dress

Posted by Heather at Wednesday, May 06, 2015

ModKid Malibu Misses Dress

Hello, Pattern Revolution-ers!! Here's my second pattern for the Pattern Revolution Women's BundleUp blog tour- the ModKid , Malibu Misses Dress!

This new-to-me designer, ModKid , did not disappoint! With the Malibu Misses Dress, I was able to created a great summer staple dress. It's comfy, it's cute and it's easy to sew. I just may make one in every color.... :-)

Here are the ModKid Malibu Misses Dress pattern details;
-The Malibu Misses Dress is written for sizes XS-XXL.
-There are two skirt length options for the Malibu Misses Dress- Mini or Maxi.
-There are two back options for the Malibu Misses Dress- Cross Over or Full.
-The Malibu Misses Dress is meant to be sewn in knit fabric.
-There is also a coordinating Malibu Girls Dress available for purchase separately. (Perfect for mother/daughter matching outfits!)
-The Malibu Misses Dress PDF sewing pattern includes a fabric requirements chart, a sizing chart, cutting instructions and pattern layout diagram.


ModKid Malibu Misses Dress- Full Back

I sewed up a size small in length and size medium in width. At just 5'-0" (at least that's what my driver's license says ;-P), I'm short- what can I say?! I did the full back, mini skirt options. While I love the cross-over back option, I only had enough fabric for the full back option. C'est le vie! Next time, next time.... Also, I feel that it's worth mentioning that the "mini skirt" version isn't really what I think of as a "miniskirt" (ie, I hear "miniskirt" and I automatically have an 80's flashback to tight, short, mini jean skirts that barely covered the necessities). The ModKid Malibu Misses Dress is not such a dress. It is perfectly proportioned and the length of the dress hits right at the knees. All fabric came from the Purpleseamstress fabrics, online. I sewed exactly as instructed, with no modifications.

The Malibu Misses Dress is an all-knit pattern. So, I used my serger for most of the construction of this dress. I did use my regular sewing machine to topstitch around the neck and arm bands and hem the bottom skirt. It's a quick sew- it probably took me two hours from start to finish. I love a quick sew!

The Malibu Misses Dress PDF sewing pattern includes simple, step-by-step diagrams and illustrations. With very clear labels and shading, the Malibu Misses Dress directions are easy to follow and easy to understand. There are inspiration photos at the beginning and end. The Malibu Misses Dress only has pattern pieces for the front and back bodices. The bindings and skirt are all done from a cutting chart. So, there are minimal pieces to print, cut and tape together- one of my favorite types of patterns!

My only suggestion for the ModKid Malibu Misses Dress PDF sewing pattern is that I wish that it included set measurements for each arm band and neck band (as opposed to just instructing me to cut two WOF strips from my band material). I like to have at least a guideline band measurement so that each arm is even.

I love that the Malibu Misses Dress fits so perfectly into my own personal style. It's easy to sew and it's easy to wear. It's casual, yet put together. I definitely see lots more of the Malibu Misses Dresses in my future!!

If you would like to purchase the ModKid Malibu Misses Dress PDF sewing pattern (along with some of the other great patterns included in this season's Pattern Revolution Women's BundleUp ), please go here. You won't be disappointed! Happy Sewing!

***Disclosure: "I received a free pattern in order to review this pattern. The opinions expressed here are my own."***

1 comments:

Courtney Davis on May 6, 2015 at 11:45 AM said...

Lovely fabrics and great fit!!

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