Pattern Love: Modkid Boutique

Every so often I develop a serious case of Pattern Love. This is when I come across a pattern so wonderful that I can’t stop making it in various fabrics and combinations. The joy being that the more often you make it, the quicker and easier it becomes. So today I thought I would share with you my most recent case of obsession, The Kyoko Dress pattern by ModKid Boutique! I can’t remember how I first came across this pattern, but as soon as I saw it I knew I had to buy it. In fact this wasn’t as easy as it sounds, the only UK store selling it was out of stock and many US sellers were too. Then I had a thank-goodness-for-ebay moment when I found a lovely lady in the US willing to ship to me here 🙂

As soon as the pattern arrived I started searching for the perfect fabrics, as luck would have it my Mum had just bought a metre of Robert Kaufman Urban Zoologie so this became the starting point. I then bought some Owl & Apple fabric by Timeless Treasures. I’m really pleased with how it turned out and my daughter loves the dress.

Initially I hadn’t planned on making anymore dresses straight away, but on raiding my fabric stash I discovered a tiny bit of old Nani Iro fabric and realised there was just enough to make the dress bodice again. I also had some pink fabric that I had designed myself. You might recognise the fabric on the obi belt as some leftover from making pyjamas from a dyed sheet a few weeks ago. So here is the second dress , this time with short sleeves. Again my daughter loves it (and I’m secretly wondering if I can upscale it to make myself one!)

This pattern can also be made as a top, I haven’t completed one yet but you can probably guess what some of my future projects are.

Have any of you developed a case of pattern love recently?

4 Responses to Pattern Love: Modkid Boutique

  1. Sometimes I think that folkwear-type patterns try to be too authentic at the cost of wearability on an everydy basis. But this one has avoided that. Lovely!

  2. What fabulous dresses! I'd love to try that pattern but I have quite a few already hoarded that I must try out first, lol.