Sewing MODKID Style Nancy Zieman Patty Young

Sewing for little girls doesn’t have to be about ruffles and lace. Create a modern wardrobe that’s comfy, yet sewn with style featuring bright, bold knit fabrics. Today on Sewing With Nancy  you’ll see how to create fun outfits that can go from school, to dance class, and then to her favorite Thai restaurant. To showcase these modern designs and to show us how to sew them, I’ve invited  Patty Young, author and designer of Sewing MODKID Style, to be my guest. Sewing MODKID Style is this week’s featured online video. Click here and watch the 1/2-hour Sewing With Nancy show!

Yoga Shorts

The first MODKID style Patty and I show how to sew in this episode is a pair of Yoga Shorts. Whether wearing them to yoga class, as lounge wear, or for fun, these shorts are super easy to sew. There isn’t any elastic to add, the ribbed waistband provides the style and the fit. So inhale, exhale, and relax—then, sew! 

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Once you know the basics of sewing knit shorts, the next step is to create a pair of leggings. The selection of fabric is the most important part of the process. The stretch and recovery in the fabric must be able to keep up with the busy lives of modern kids. Best of all, the sewing takes less than an hour!

Sewing MODKID style Nancy Zieman Patty Young

Twirly-Tiered Skirt

Patty’s Twirly-Tiered Skirt was designed for all those little girls who love to giggle and twirl. The three full-gathered panels give this skirt maximum twirl power, plus it is comfy, lightweight, and ideal for layering over leggings.

Sewing MODKID style Nancy Zieman Patty Young

Leg Warmers

Get that special girl of yours in a retro mood and stitch ’80s style leg warmers. They sew up in a snap and can be paired perfectly with designer jeans or leggings. How easy are they to make? Just cut three rectangles and stitch five seams!

Sewing MODKID style Nancy Zieman Patty Young

Sewing MODKID Style includes instructions for 20 projects from accessories, tops, bottoms, dresses, and ensembles! Plus, it includes multi-sized pattern sheets for toddlers (sizes 2T–5T) or girls (sizes 6–10).

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