Eye Candy

I am always filled with a mixture of excitement and trepidation when I send sewing pattern files to print. Part of me is relieved that the weeks and weeks of hard work and sleepless nights has finally come to fruition and looking forward to seeing the printed pieces, and part of me can't help but worry that something could go terribly wrong. Luckily my print vendor understands my fear and has agreed to a rigorous proofing procedure. This might add extra days to the process but in my book it is something I cannot do without. I am extremely happy to report that my first 4 patterns are so far error-free and I intend to keep this streak going! :)

OK, so, since my next 2 patterns, the Sophie 3-Way Pants and the Sydney Euro Hoodie, finally went off to the printer this morning, how about some eye candy for you guys? These are the gorgeous photos I received from my pattern testers this week. I just couldn't keep them to myself!

First off, Meli of Jam Clothing Co. tested the Sydney Euro Hoodie, View B with short sleeves and pointed hood. Isn't her daughter Ava absolutely adorable? I am a sucker for great photography so these pictures just grabbed me!



Meli also sewed up a tunic version of Sydney (with long sleeves and pointed hood) using my ModBlooms corduroy and paired it up with the Sophie 3-Way Pants (View B). AHHHH... love these!



Next, Anna Garner, of Sweet Dreams Designs, tested both the Sydney and Sophie patterns. She used a professional modeling/photography service for her pictures, and it shows! Check out this adorable little girl, Tamar, in her Sydney Hoodie Dress (View B with a rounded hood).



Her little twin sister, Yael, looks like she's having a blast in her hoodie! Photos of Tamar and Yael appear courtesy of Teresa Maureen Photography in Austin, TX.


The Sweetest Thing Photography supplied these amazing photos of the Sophie 3-Way Pants, also sewn up by Anna of Sweet Dreams Designs. I just love these!!



And last, but certainly NOT least, are these super fun photos from Mandy Graham of AbbyChase Designs. You may recognize these sweet little girls from the inside pages of my Kyoko pattern. Yep, I asked Mandy if she'd want to do this again and was so glad she said yes because I just adore these girls' funky poses... so much attitude!


Mandy tested all 3 views of the Sophie 3-Way Pants in 3 different sizes!!!



Hope you all enjoyed the fashion show and a million thanks again to all my pattern testers for all your hard work and amazing photos!!! For those of you waiting on these patterns, they are scheduled to be delivered on July 15th, so we will box & ship the following week. Retailers can place their pre-orders on our website right now (log in to the WHOLESALE page with your password to see the new patterns).

Here's a sneak peek of the pattern covers:




  1. WOW!! Everything looks so fantastic! When it comes right down to it though, I can't help but smile every time I see your girls-they are just so BEAUTIFUL!!!
    And I can't wait to order some patterns!!!

  2. They all look great! Those pictures of the Sydney Euro Hoodie, are just yummy! Congratulations!

  3. OH WOW! So I go out of town for a couple of weeks and look at all I've missed over here. An amazing giveaway, new patterns, gorgeous photos galore! ARGH! Congrats on all your successes.... you and your blog is always an inspiration to me! Keep it going!!


  4. Eye Candy! Oh My! Aside from the fact the the models are absolutely adorable, and the photography spectacular, the patterns are such a delight! Congratulations, Patty! So wonderful to know a designer that keeps things young and fresh :)

  5. Congratulations, Patty. They look awesome. You rock!

  6. So cute. They look wonderful. Congratulations!

  7. Can't wait to get my hands on those 3 way pants patterns.

  8. These are so cute. I recently discovered your blog and love your fabrics & designs. Will you be making any patterns for under 2t in the future? I'd love to make the Sydney Euro Hoodie in a baby size.

  9. Yay! I'm so excited for more patterns! I am an idiot, though, and accidentally chucked the directions to the Kyoko pattern in the trash. Have the pattern pieces, but don't know how to put them together! I'm debating buying another, but the cash may have to go towards new ones!

  10. YAY! I'm SOOO excited! I can't wait to order these! My 5 year old daughter is begging me to make her the Syney Euro Hoodie with the EXACT fabrics you used! Patty, I have to say out of all the patterns I've made yours are the easiest to follow and have turned out the most beautiful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  11. I definitely will be getting both of those patterns when they come out. I just got a tad more anxious seeing all those beautiful pictures. The designers, models and photographers did great jobs.

    So when exactly is Mezzanine coming out? I heard there was a slight delay with it being shipped? Sorry for the random question, I've been searching and can't find an answer. Thanks :)

  12. Thank you all for your sweet comments. I am so excited about these 2 new patterns and cannot wait to get them in!

    Cheryl, I don't have plans at this time to make my patterns for kids under 2, but I did get pictures from a blog reader who made a Kyoko for her 6 month old and it looked adorable. I think she used the "shirt" dimension in the smallest size and it fit like a dress on her baby. Too cute!

    Mercedes, OH NO! How sad! please email me at info@modkidboutique.com

    Nicky C K, your comment made me smile from ear to ear... THANK YOU!!!

    Darcy, Mezzanine started shipping this week so you should see it popping up everywhere real soon!


  13. WOW Patty! That was fast! Thanks! :)

    I really can't wait for my order to come. I think I'll be checking my mail excitedly every day next week or until it come. LOL

  14. You did it again!!! Gorgeous!

  15. missed the give away! Don't know me but just wondering? Do you pre-wash your fabric? Sorry just been trying to decide what is best. What is your opinion?

  16. absolutely lovely!!!!

  17. SO cool - rock on Patty!

  18. Everything is gorgeous! I absolutely can't wait for the patterns and I 'need' some of that corduroy.

  19. Stunning pics! These are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Thank you all for the comments!!! So glad you love the new patterns. :)

    Kisha, in answer to your question, I don't pre-wash when I am making show samples because I think the fabrics look crisper and brighter before washing, but if I am sewing for my children, for myself or for other people I do always pre-wash to prevent further shrinkage and soften the fabrics. :)


  21. OMG, those little twinnies in the hoodies look so sweet that it makes my teeth hurt!

  22. Oh Patty, those are all so cute!!

  23. fun fun! can't wait to get my hands on that hoodie!

  24. Oh, I can't wait to get the e way pattern!!

    I posted pics on my blog of a set created using your Andalucia fabrics - in case you'd loke to see. ;)


  25. Great testers and great photos! The patterns are sure to be a big hit! Your designs are just fab! I have two boys at home and I don't think they would appreciate me sewing these for them but if I had a girl...look out! I will stick to making myself new handbags out of your great fabrics for now ;)


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