Hi! Rachel here again, with another review of a great new summer pattern - the Coco Island Romper and Dress from Modkid Patterns. Miss P has declared this the summer of rompers and I’ve been happy to oblige. They’re super cute, easy and relatively quick to sew, and less laundry in the always overflowing basket. One piece to put on and take off makes it a little faster for my not-a-morning-person girl to get ready and out the door to wherever our adventures have us headed, too.
For the Coco, I opted for the shorts romper with the halter neckline - there’s a skirt option as well as a cool slit back option. I sewed a size 6 with added length to the bodice and shorts (and the shorts rise) based on Miss P’s measurements and the size chart/finished measurement charts that are included in the pattern. The shorts are very full, and I could have sized down a little more in the width for those, I think - but they’d also look really cute as bloomers with elastic in the hem, too. The cut of the bodice is unique and dramatic, but next time I’ll widen it a little near the underarms - she was a bit concerned that she might have a wardrobe malfunction and expose herself too much. I ended up just cinching the back elastic more tightly and that helped hold it all in place. I’d recommend basting the side seams to the bodice and checking the fit and placement before proceeding with that step, just to make sure that the fit is snug and comfortable for the wearer. The pattern is well drafted and the instructions are clear and easy to follow, and I liked the way the steps were ordered in the construction as well.
I used cotton lycra from Peek-a-Boo Fabric Shop for this romper, and it held its shape nicely. I’d love to see this with a fun drapey knit like a tie dye rayon lycra for the shorts, too! So many options and the look is modern and stylish but still youthful and fun. It’s another win for our “summer of rompers” - can’t wait to see what you sew up, too!
Today Rachel's reviews the Coco Island Romper and Dress by Modkid. This pattern has a skirt option and a cool slit back option, as well as the short and halter that Rachel shows here. These super cute and trendy rompers are totally taking off like a summer storm!
We are sharing the new MODKID Leilani Swing Top, Dress and Harem Romper today. This knit outfit is just the comfy and cool outfit your little one needs for summer!
Brooke reviews both the Aubrey and the Melanie dress, which she sewed for colder weather, but there are options to wear as a summer dress as well. Both dresses have distinct differences in style but both have the super fun pockets!
Rachel reviews the Annalise by Modkid. A trendy top with a variety of styling options and multiple season wear.
Kara is sharing her version of the Vivian Shirtdress and Nightgown by MODKID in the new Primavera Cotton line from Riley Blake Designs.
Carrie shares her version the modkid Aubrey Dress.
Larissa shares her version of the Reese Party Dress by modkid.
Erica shares her version of the Susie Halter Top and Shorts by Modkid
We love dresses. yes we do, we love dresses, how about YOU!!! The Rachel Dress by Modkid is the next dress from BundleUP! that we are sharing, comfy in knits but with tons of stule, this is a dress that girls will love. Here are Kara and Trisha to show it off!
I was so happy to get to review this new book by Patty Young, the Summer Fun book is the perfect addition to your collection if you have a child or know anyone who has a child with a love of 18 inch Dolls. We haven't entered the American Girl Doll phase in our house yet... but I am sure we will be getting there soon enough!