Fall 2010 MODKID Pattern Reveal
(brace yourselves, this post is HUGE!)


It's finally here! Thank you all for your patience the past few months as I hinted here & there about the upcoming patterns. Launching into women's wear was no easy feat but thankfully I was armed with a wonderful team of pattern testers and studio assistants to make the ride seem less terrifying. And this time around I even employed the help of a handful of awesome photographers to help with pattern covers and inspiration galleries (do check out their links if you're in their area!)

So, without much further ado, I present to you Penny and Maddie, for girls sizes 2T to 10 (yes, TEN!) and their women's versions, Penelope and Madeline, in sizes XS to XL... our new line of mommy & me sewing patterns on pre-order status now, for delivery on the 3rd week of October.

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Cover photo by the fabulous Dawn Bergeron, of Dawn Bergeron Photography.

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Penny is a laid-back and comfy shirt or dress for girls designed especially for the beginner sewist or for the confident sewist just beginning to sew with knits. There are only 3 pattern pieces to cut and assemble, so it goes together without a hitch! You will have loads of fun embellishing this simple dress or tunic with appliqu├ęs, ruffles and trims or adding fun variations like an empire waist, contrast sleeves or a ruffled hem — detailed instructions for these looks included on pages 5 & 6. For that perfect “mommy & me” look we have a women’s version of Penny, called Penelope (sold separately).

I seriously gasped when I received these photos from Stephanie Lynn Photography of her adorable daughter, Ryleigh, modeling Penny's View B with empire waist variation.

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Just look at this face... here's a few more shots to swoon over.

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Meli of JamClothingCo. never disappoints with her wonderful sewing skills and breathtaking photography. And of course, her daughter, Ava, is such a cutie! Here she is wearing Penny's View A...

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...and Penny's View C with contrast sleeves.

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And of course, you may remember this picture of Sydney from her first day of school... she's worn this dress so many times, it's now in "play" condition. ;)

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Now on to Maddie...

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Cover photo by the fabulous Dawn Bergeron, of Dawn Bergeron Photography.

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Maddie is the perfect little everyday skirt... easy to sew, easy to wear and with enough design combinations to have a different look for every day of the week. Use all of your favorite designer prints by adding contrasting pockets, ruffled trims or mock wraps. Best of all, with the addition of a couple of suspenders, your child can wear her Maddie skirt as a super cute Summer dress.

More amazing photos from Stephanie Lynn Photography... (and way more on her blog)

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And check out this Flora & Fauna version from Debbie Peasley of Bridget&Co. LOVE IT!

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Sydney is modeling the dress version of View D. She absolutely loves it!

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Drum-roll, please! Here are the women's versions of the patterns...

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Cover photo by Dawn Bergeron, of Dawn Bergeron Photography.

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Penelope is a feminine and comfy shirt or dress designed especially for the beginner sewist or for the confident sewist just beginning to sew with knits. All views feature a rounded V-neck with tiny gathers at the V for added charm. Choose between a short cap sleeve or a longer, kimono sleeve. You’ll be sure to find a perfect fit with 5 sizes (from XS to XL) and 5 different lengths (for petite and average heights) to choose from. Because of the stretch in knit fabrics and the unique sleeve shape, the bust size on Penelope is very accommodating. For that perfect “mommy & me” look, check out our girl’s version of Penelope, called Penny (sold separately).

My mom sewed up this gorgeous Penelope View B and my sister, Caty, modeled it for us. How awesome is this?!?

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Melissa Baker tested and models View A below...

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Emily Parks is modeling View F... I just adore that ruffled hem!

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And, Carol Plaster is modeling View A, photo by Noelle Studios Fine Art Photography.

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And last but certainly not least, I present to you Madeline...

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Cover photo by Dawn Bergeron, of Dawn Bergeron Photography.

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Madeline is the perfect little everyday skirt... easy to sew, easy to wear and with enough design combinations to have a different look for every day of the week. Use all of your favorite designer prints by adding contrasting pockets, ruffled trims or mock wrap panels. You’ll be sure to find a perfect fit with 5 sizes (from XS to XL) and 5 different lengths to choose from. For that perfect “mommy & me” look, check out our girl’s version of Madeline, called Maddie (sold separately).

Carol Plaster is modeling View D, photo by Noelle Studios Fine Art Photography.

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Emily Parks is modeling View B, photo by Dawn Bergeron, of Dawn Bergeron Photography.

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And my mannequin, Lola, sports a stretch denim version of View D.

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Hope you all enjoyed the fashion show. If you're attending the International Quilt Market in Houston this month, please come see us and these wonderful new designs in person at Booths #931-933. Retailers and distributors, our Fall 2010 Line of sewing patterns is currently on pre-order status and will be delivered at the end of October on a first-come, first-served basis.

Stay tuned for more new & exciting announcements coming up in a few days... yes, folks, it's that time of year again! :) xoxo

21 comments:

  1. Ah! I can't wait!

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  2. I love them all!!!! beautiful, and congrats!!!! :)

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  3. I love it all Patty...you did a fabulous job!

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  4. Annie8:26 PM

    OH MY! I'm speechless (and that's hard for me to do! LOL!) I want one of each...'nuff said! You've outdone yourself, Ms Patty!

    Annie

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  5. Your new patterns are fabulous!! I can hardly wait to get my hands on them. Amazing!!

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  6. Wow. I've been keeping a bundle of the knits to save for some of your new patterns and I'll definitely be making the dresses for my girls.

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  7. I'm swooning! Can't wait-I found some more of your knits on sale the other day & stocked up, so I'm ready!

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  8. Well they are ALL wonderful but I must say I am most excited about the Penny and Penelope. I have been looking for a good basic pattern for knits and those are the ones! Already have my knits I just need the pattern! I bought the pink and white floral and coordinating stripe. I want a top or dress out of the floral for myself! I do want to know if there are any secrets to sewing the neckline without it stretching out. Any advice? Do you do anything special for necklines? Thanks!

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  9. WOW! Thank you all for the wonderful comments. Glad you like! :)

    Jenny, the trick is to cut your neck binding at least 10% shorter than the neck opening of your garment. Then you stretch the neck band slightly to fit the size of the neck opening. You stitch/serge them together making sure not to stretch the garment at all, only the binding. If you do it just like this, the neck binding will lay flat, never wavy. Practice makes perfect. :)

    patty

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  10. patty~ wow, these are amazing!! and it makes me want to make me one of each, I lost 40 lbs recently, so new things are catching my eyes!!

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  11. My daughter wants me to make her a dress and so I think I might just wait until the patterns come out to do it. They are so cute.

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  12. These patterns look perfect for me and my little girls. Thanks for the preview and safe travels to and from Quilt Mkt

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  13. CONGRATULATIONS!! All of the patterns are beautiful! ~Victoria (UCF!)

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  14. CONGRATULATIONS!! All of the patterns are beautiful! ~Victoria (UCF!)

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  15. They are all wonderful! I don't know how you do it Patti but we love it! Can't wait! Now to beg hubby for some new patterns...

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  16. Fantastic Patty!!! Just great, i am sure to order them for Happy Stitches in the Netherlands! Thank you and your lovely staff for all the hard work!

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  17. What are the bust sizes for the women's dress/tshirt?

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  18. Thank you all!

    Heather, we purposely did not put a bust size on Penelope because it's really difficult to measure. The garment has a kimono-style sleeve, which means it's not a set-sleeve, and it bellows out at the underarm area. It is quite accommodating at all sizes. We had it tested on women with a wide range of bust sizes and it was a great fit on all. Add to this the elasticity of knit fabrics and we have a garment that fits really well ... on everyone! :)

    patty

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  19. Just the inspiration I need to try sewing with knits!

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  20. Pure love! Thanks for making great women's patterns!

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  21. yeah, it's all about love, isn't it? I just enjoyed what you posted above. I will do the same at home, mu kids would be love it. I am pretty sure about it.

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