Monday, February 15, 2010

I'd rather be Sewing! I hate paperwork!

My Goal - My Mission - My duty - to get my bookkeeping in order for filing taxes.

As God is my witness, it is not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. As God is my witness, I'll never let paperwork pile up again!

Friday, February 12, 2010

West Virginia Winter Snow and Tribute to Dad

Today I dedicate this blog post to my Father, Jim Miller, who died at home during what would be one of the largest snowfall in decades. April 14,1923 - Feb. 6, 2010

His frail heart couldn't take walking to the garage in 2 foot of freshly fallen snow.

Rest in Peace Dad.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Modkid Kyoko dress was quick to sew!

Honestly, I was hesitant in sewing the Kyoko pattern from Modkid because of the bias binding. This was silly of me because it isn't a huge time consuming process to attach the binding.

I used ready-made 1/2 inch double fold bias tape, but you can make your own.

The Modkid pattern Kyoko by designer Patty Young includes a wonderful instruction booklet. If you are like me, you will appreciate the photo instructions in the booklet.

This above picture is of a size 6 made into the provided optional dress length.

From what I can tell, this pattern is roomy and the obi (sash) is wonderful for custom fitting. The fabrics used for this dress are from the LOVE collection by designer Amy Butler.
  • Will I make this pattern again? YES
  • Skills required : Basic sewing skills. Understanding the concept for the sleeves & attaching the bias binding. The sleeves are set in prior to the side seams being sewn and do not require gathering. No zippers, or button holes required on this top!! Sweet!
  • The instruction booklet provides excellent directions for making your own binding......or you may wish to use ready-made bias tape.
  • Fitting: Personally I think the fit is very forgiving on this top/dress. The Obi-sash is separate from the top. It wraps around the child's waist,criss-crosses in the back and ties in the front. The sash pulls the dress in at the waist for a great fit.
  • Design: the design in itself allows for creative mixing & matching fabrics by using two fabrics for the skirt panels. One could easily opt to go with the classic look of making the bodice and the skirt panels from the same fabric.
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matching 18" doll dress pattern sold separtely