Modkid Breeann Hooded Top – Pattern Review

Let’s get something out of the way quickly – that is fake vinyl trim up there! HA! Please refer to any previous outfit posts like this to see what it actually looks like. That is a 2 foot long, $1.80 piece of heaven from Menards. Someday, we will actually put trim up. Someday.

 Anyways, I’m going to try and be a little more intentional when I sew something, at least for me! I really appreciate googling and finding info from other folks when I’m deciding to buy a pattern or not.

Pattern Review: Modkid Breeann Hooded Top*

This is a KIDS pattern. I have a 35″ bust and sewed the 16 in a lightweight knit without any issues or bodice adjustments. I think it would  be a perfect PDF sewing pattern for a tween or teen!

Fabric I used:

Lightweight knits from Girl Charlee* and the flat folds at Hancock Fabrics*

Changes I made:

  • I lined the hood
  • I stabilized the shoulder seams with clear elastic
  • I added the armband
  • Added 1/2 inch to pattern as cut (I just didn’t cut the bottom line of the bodice, and used the bottom of the page as the cutting line, and I did the waistband differently so it was about 3″ wide when folded.

What I might do if I make it again:

Hmm nothing! Maybe play with different pocket options?

Overall thoughts:

I love it! It fits really well; I was a little nervous that it wouldn’t fit over my (giant) head but it did just fine. The pattern was a breeze to cut and tape and was very professionally done.

Spring colors! Now if only it was warmer than 8 degrees out.

The back:

The front:

I’ll be linking this up to two fun link-ups – one with the Sewcialists blog for #bluefebruary and the other with Pattern Revolution for #selfcaresewing!

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  1. Gina   •  

    Love it!!! It looks great on your and the colors are adorable.

    • swoodsonsays   •     Author

      Thanks Gina! I am thinking SPRING even if it’s only 8 degrees.

  2. kata   •  

    A kid’s pattern – love it! It’s very cute, actually.

    • swoodsonsays   •     Author

      Thanks so much!

  3. Ulla   •  

    That’s a cool one!

    • swoodsonsays   •     Author

      Thanks Ulla!

  4. Deanna {sewmccool}   •  

    Modkid patterns are always well-done, and this is certainly something I could wear (I’m very petite). Thanks for sharing! I think the lined hood is a great idea too.

    • swoodsonsays   •     Author

      I really love how their patterns are written and laid out – I just finished the Melanie!

  5. Rachel   •  

    So great! Really like your colors. I’m plenty short, but a bit too busty to pull of a kid’s pattern ;) Though there have been a couple I’ve really been tempted by!

    • swoodsonsays   •     Author

      I no longer have anywhere near that issue after nursing my son for 15 months and counting, for better or worse :P

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  7. Courtney   •  

    Now, I’m wondering if I could make this work for me! So cute!

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