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.
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.
- 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.