Thursday, April 10, 2014

MODKID SUMMER FUN BLOG TOUR and a Giveaway! Updated.

The contest is now closed. KellyS you are our winner! Yaaaaay!!! 

Woo hoo it's my turn to share with you the new MODKID Summer Fun book! Written by Patty Young of MODKID and published by C&T Publishing this is a darling book filled with not just seven but seven stylish projects for 18" dolls. I love it! Available in paperback and ebook you are going to have so much fun sewing up the projects! My daughter and I have poured over the pictures and started making plans for her dollies! We are so excited! Eek!

For our first project I made the t-shirt and cargo shorts. Oh my word the details on the cargo shorts! SO CUTE! We are in love with the pockets. You never know what your dolly will find and need to store away in her pocket. Oh I am getting carried away! No wait, carried away is modelling your dolly outside in front of a lemon balm plant so the picture has a more natural look. Oh my! I just couldn't go with the walls in my house. Too plain! Besides the natural light makes her skin glow and her hair glisten...I do hope you are giggling by now.

The t-shirt is the perfect coordinate for the shorts and you will have so much fun playing around with the fabrics for all the pattern pieces. One of the great things about both of these projects is you can use your scraps. You know I particularly love that about the knit top as I have a harder time coming up with small projects for leftover bits of knits. My knit scraps usually get confiscated into my daughter's play room where they become rugs, blankets, and scarves. I am wondering if she will mind me taking them back...wait she took them from me to begin with! Never mind! I am taking them back! Besides she will totally love having more dolly tees.

My daughter wants to try making the sleeping bag and pillow. She is hesitant about the zipper but after making the Jack and Jill Zip-Up Jacket, I am confident she will be just fine! Of course I will be helping her all along the way, but the zipper is not hard at all on the jacket so I imagine the sleeping bag will be just as easy. I will let you know when I post about her sewing up the sleeping bag.

 Do you love a giveaway? I sure do! I don't know that I have ever hosted a giveaway, but this book is so fun I really want you to have an opportunity to enjoy it. So please leave a comment and I will pick a winner tomorrow!
Please note that US residents will receive a printed copy, while non-US residents will receive a digital copy. The contest has closed.

If you are just getting on the tour or if you are hopping along, here is the entire blog hop schedule! Be sure to check out all the blogs and see what they have sewn from the book!

4/1/2014  Jennifer Coe:
4/2/2014  Carla Crim:
4/3/2014  Sara Lawson:
4/4/2014  Generation Q: 
4/5/2014  Suzanne Winter:
4/7/2014  Laura Kelly: and
4/8/2014  American Patchwork & Quilting:
4/9/2014  Kristin Link:
4/10/2014  Jenny Fish:
4/11/2014  Patty Young/MODKID

Happy sewing guys and gals! I hope your day is as beautiful there as it is here!


  1. Looks like a great book, we are just starting to get into 18" dolls and my daughter would love some of these outfits!

  2. 3 grands would love to have new outfits for their 'friends'.....

  3. This looks like a great book! I love the outfit you made, especially the shorts! Modkid have such unique designs! Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. So cute!!! 5 granddaughters are just getting into these and granny sure would love to make them up some,

  5. LOVE these shorts totally -- the pockets are sooo fun and as you say, perfect to use up some scraps because we all know we CANNOT throw them away!!! So glad to have a chance to win this new pattern book.

  6. My daughter has just learned to sew and I know she would benefit from this book!

  7. Oh I love this! I can't wait until my girl gets her first 18 in doll so I can sew some clothes for it!

  8. The projects look fun!

  9. Loving those dots and stripes girl!! And, the pink and red!

  10. I love the sleeping bag and the shorts are adorable.

  11. My daughters and I would love this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. love the sleeping bag But will probably make the shorts!

  13. I love the sleeping bag! So cute. Great review.

  14. I would LOVE to win this book.

  15. My granddaughters would be happy to have me sew more goodies for their dolls.