{Testing, Testing} ModKid MARA & ModKid PERFECT TEE

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It's no secret that I love sewing skirts.  My daughters love wearing skirts, especially my oldest.  At 8 years old now, she definitely needs to feel cool in my creations for her.  Modkid MARA SKIRT and the PERFECT TEE scored high on the cool factor.   These patterns come in both girls and tweens/teens, covering itty bitty 2t all the way to Girls 18!

The MARA SKIRT is designed for bottom-weight wovens, but I'm happy to report that I used quilting cotton in my test and it holds its shape well.  The pattern pieces are well labeled, complete with notches and everything you need to successfully sew your skirt.  The steps are well organized and are easy to understand with clear computer images.

The back is comprised of 3 panels and the front has 4, along with a fully functioning snap placket (sewn in a very genius way).  The skirt has been slightly slimmed at the side seams since this version was sewn.  Normally I stress about pattern matching across the seams and what not, but the fabric I chose was busy enough that it's not really noticeable.  I have not tried it with a classic geometric repeat to know how easy it would be to match it all up.  I may give it a go and report back in the future.

The PERFECT TEE is a slim-fit tee in both regular and cropped length and either short or long sleeves.  Miss 8 seriously loves crop shirts and I thought it would give the MARA SKIRT an "edgy" vibe.  We paired it with a sleeveless white jean jacket, funky short boots and sunglasses to complete the look.  

The fit has been perfected a bit beyond the version I sewed and I am itching to sew up another.  The pattern contains all the pattern pieces you'll need including the neckband piece.  This is one of my favorite things!  I really love not having to measure out my own neckband.  Another thing that sets this pattern apart from other basic tees is that the sleeves are not cut on the fold.  It helps achieve the perfect fit and live up to it's name.  Much like the MARA pattern, this pattern is easy to follow and professionally created.  The pattern also contains many tips and tricks for sewing with knit fabric.

Modkid was my first real pattern I sewed.  I sewed up the Addison, Doc McStuffin's style for her 4th birthday.  It's also the very first blog post I wrote (looking back, I cringe at what I wrote...lol).  Modkid has a special place in my heart.  I have always gotten great results and her patterns are very professionally written.

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