Gone are the days of June Cleaver or Betty Draper when moms decided wardrobes for their kids. Today’s kids with a heightened sense of independence want clothes that express their personality. My Sewing With Nancy guest has a sixth sense about what kids like to wear. Welcome Patty Young, fabric and pattern designer, to her first appearance on Sewing With Nancy in the series, Sewing MODKID Style. Watch this video online Click here or on PBS.

Bloom Dress

Kids are only kids once, and we can sew great clothes that they want to wear! For example, the bloom dress—it’s a simple sheath-style knit dress with big appliqués. With the right fabric choice, it is versatile enough to be worn for causal and special occasion alike.


Sewing With Nancy Zieman Sewing MODKID Style



Bubble Dress

The bubble dress is a combo of fancy and whimsy! It’s perfect for a daddy-daughter dance, a school concert, or party; the focus is at the skirt. I know you’ll enjoy seeing how the bubble effect is created and why the fabric will always stay poufy.


Sewing With Nancy Zieman Sewing MODKID Style



Banded Tank Top

Show off her bubbly personality with this sweet Banded Tank Top. If you have a bright, bold knit fabric print that you’ve been saving for a special project, this is the perfect top for that fabric.


Sewing With Nancy Zieman Sewing MODKID Style




 V-neck Sweater

Perfect for layering over her favorite tee, this ModKid wardrobe staple is so comfy to wear. Don’t be turned away thinking that a V-neck sweater is tricky to make, Patty streamlines the style for super-easy sewing.


Sewing With Nancy Zieman Sewing MODKID Style



A great book, with patterns too!


Sewing MODKID Style Patty Young Sewing With Nancy Zieman



The book includes instructions for 20 projects from accessories, tops, bottoms, dresses, and ensembles! Plus, it includes multisized pattern sheets for toddlers (sizes 2T–5T) or girls (sizes 6–10). 

Watch Sewing With Nancy online.


Sewing MODKID Style Patty Young Sewing With Nancy Zieman



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Nancy Zieman's Giveaway Winner

Thank you for your comments on a previous blog titled, A Low-Sew Project with Style. The winner of the Family Laser-cut Fusible Appliqué is Deanna Smart. She said,  I would like to use a branch for each of my eight children and a leaf for each of their names, their spouses names, and their children’s names. The ones with the most children would take a bigger branch and one of the extra branches. I would like to use the birds to represent each family unit. 


Nancy Zieman Family laser cut fusible applique



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