Giveaway Winners and 2010 Pattern Reveal!

WOW, what a week! First I want to thank each & every one of you for the well wishes, comments, emails and tweets regarding the procedure I had done last week. Your jokes, poems and funny stories had me smiling from ear to ear... THANK YOU! I must say that I'm floored at how many of you out there have experienced similar situations. I guess it's not the kind of thing everyone wants to talk openly about, but hey, it's life. I feel I need to clarify that I did not have a hysterectomy (VH), although I can see how some of you could have assumed that. I had a HydroThermal Ablation (HTA) also known as Endometrial Ablation. If you're not familiar with the procedure, you can click the links above to learn about it. I'm so thankful for modern medicine allowing options for women with my symptoms. Twenty years ago, there was really only one solution and I would've been bedridden for weeks. Time will only tell if this was the right choice. Who knows, I may have to go for the VH eventually, but for now, I'm feeling great... knock on wood.

OK, now on to the fun stuff! 260 of you commented on the pillow giveaway and and here are the lucky winners:

Hummingbird Patch Pillow:
SoBella Creations

Ragged Blossoms Pillow:
Debbie in South Carolina

Busy Bee Hive Pillow:
Amy Priddy :||: Priddy Creations

CONGRATULATIONS to each and every one of you! Please email me at to claim your prize. And thank you again to all who visited and commented!

We've been super busy here at the studio these past few weeks cranking out the next line of MODKID Sewing Patterns, due out in mid-January, 2010. Here's a preview:


A closer look and description of each:


This dainty rag-style quilt packs a lot of punch yet it’s easy to make. Any beginner sewist can tackle this project in one afternoon. Our pattern comes with full size appliqué templates and detailed step-by-step instructions for constructing this beautiful hummingbird scene. Our 8-page full-color booklet comes loaded with inspiration photos and even includes a Quilting Glossary on the inside back page.


This Pillow Trio pattern has something for every level of sewing expertise. A beginner sewist can start with our Ragged Blossoms pillow, which is a simple, easy-to-sew raw-edge appliqué project. Then move on to the Hummingbird Patch pillow which requires more cutting and piecing and finally tackle the more challenging Busy Bee Hive pillow. Our 12-page, full-color instruction booklet comes loaded with inspiration photos and even includes a Sewing Glossary on the inside back page.


Now that you’ve outfitted your girl and her dollies in the highest of MODKID fashion, it’s time to give her a truly boutique-style set of garment bags to store and carry her new matching wardrobes. These sweet dress bags are perfect for sleep-overs, traveling and those much-needed trips to grandma’s house! Includes full-size pattern pieces and detailed instructions for constructing two sizes of garment bags.


A sweet two-piece set for your 18” or 15” doll with heirloom details galore. The halter-style top features a pintucked bodice and a pleated underskirt with a peek-a-boo overskirt panel. The drop-waist skirt features a series of pleats near the bottom edge and elasticized waist. When worn together Mini-Ava looks like a gorgeous multi-layer sundress with cascading pleats.


Loosely inspired by a Mexican housedress, Mini-Frida is a feminine, comfy and fun 4-piece set for your 18” or 15” dolly. Pattern includes the tunic, dress, pants and headscarf. For a “Just Like Me” look, check out our child-size Frida pattern (sold separately). Fabrics used in this booklet are from Patty Young’s, Flora & Fauna fabric collection.


Chic and sophisticated with an Asian-flair, Mini-Kyoko is a fun 4-piece set for your 18” or 15” dolly. Pattern includes the criss-cross shirt & dress, obi/sash and flare pants as seen on the front cover. For a “Just Like Me” look, check out our child-size Kyoko pattern (sold separately). Fabrics used in this booklet are from Patty Young’s Flora & Fauna fabric collection.


All 6 patterns are currently with the testers and I've already been receiving lots of great feedback and gorgeous photos that I cannot wait to share! We are right on schedule for our January release. Jon is putting the finishing touches on our pre-order screens and e-newsletter so, once again, if you'd like to be added to our mailing list shoot Jon an email at


  1. All sooo cute! Love the new doll clothes, looks like you are doing awesome...keep it up!

  2. Ohhh....I love the dress bags. Such a no-brainer, huh?

  3. Ooh, congrats to all the winners... LUCKY GALS!

    And OMG, you sure HAVE been busy!! Love, love, love them all. I must get all of them. I have a nice little collection already started. :)


  4. Really darling! I especially love that garment bag!

  5. Anonymous1:39 PM

    I want MiniFrida and Mini Kyoko ... YOU have to send them to me to Luxembourg :-x

    My gratitude will hunt you down ... ;-)


  6. Thank you all! So glad you like the new patterns. :)

    The garment bags are truly spectacular... I'll dedicate a whole post to them in the near future and show you guys the insides, etc. You will love them!

    Simone, we've shipped our patterns all over the world! We'd love for them to find a home in Luxembourg. :)


  7. Very, very cute! I love it all!!!

  8. Anonymous4:27 PM

    Question. Do the mini outfits fit Build-A-Bears? Would love to get these for my girl's bears?

  9. Anonymous4:36 PM

    Patty ... I got 4 of your pattern via Etsy in Septembersend to me ... this time you are allowed to send me a nice letter with it ... hahahahahahhaha ^_^

    Can't wait .. don't you need someone to "test" your pattern before ... *cheeky*


  10. OMG I'm so excited to find out I'm a winner of one of your pillows.

    Love your new patterns. The garment bag is an excellent idea.

  11. Hi! I love those new doll patterns. I have been making my niece scads of doll clothes for her American girl for Christmas. My mom bought me an apron doll pattern and from that I've made pj's, jeans and shirt sets, capris, dresses, skirts, pants, etc. She will have one well-outfitted doll. But these are too cute.

  12. Patty, these are GREAT!! Are you planning on making some for Blythe dolls too?? {hint hint lol} xoxo

  13. I LOVE the doll patterns! My daughter is getting her 1st American Girl doll for Christmas and these will be a must-have. Yeah!

    I got your Flora and Fauna collection in my shop today and I must say it is lovely. Those hummingbird prints are perfect!

  14. Oh, I love these! I wish I had the pattern for the garment bag before Christmas. These are great. LOVE them!! Marnie

  15. Oh my gosh Patty! Those are the cutest!!!!

    I need to get my girls some american girl dolls so I can buy your patterns and make those!


  16. So excited! I just ordered a few of your other patterns today! Can't wait to sew them and try some of these in the New Year!

  17. Holy cow but those patterns are awesome! Can't wait to get my hands on them, as usual. Glad they're not coming out until January so I can wrap up all my stuff and have lots of free time to play with them.

  18. I just love your doll clothing patterns. My girls have 4 American Girls and have been begging me to make them matchine dresses for them and their dolls. I do wish that your patterns were in larger sizes for my older daughter. She is starting to size out. I a glad that you feel better :). Last Dec I had a H. They did it through my bellybutton. Apparently, it is not as common to do the VH anymore. So if you do have togo that route it wasn't that bad and it only slowed me down for a wek or so. I wasn't bed-ridden or anything :). Have a great evening:)

  19. HI,

    I was wondering if it's possible to get a swatch of fabric from de Flora & Fauna collection?

    We just bought a new house and I want to paint my daughter's Room to match the fabric (from that collection) I will be buying the fabric to make a duvet cover) But I think that the fabric will only be available in January... I will be painting her room next week...
    Please let me know If it's possible and how to go about it!

    (I want to paint her room a shade of pink, so I would need the swatch to have pink in it)

    Thanks so much!

    Marie France

  20. Those patterns are so great. I can't wait to get them. My girls are going to love the AG clothes.

  21. I can not tell you how excited I am to see your doll patterns are on schedule!!!! I think I am more excited than my daughter, that is crazy!! She doesn't know it but Santa is bring her the 1 thing she really not the hamsters...a Just Like You AG doll. When your patterns come out in January there will be a whole wardrobe to go with it for both of them!
    The garment bag may just put me over the top. I may not be able to wait for it to hit my local store, might be an online purchase!

    It will be a wonderful birthday present to me...I am a "New Year baby" almost, Jan 4th.
    Thank-you, Thank-you!

  22. This look great I can ot waitto try them!

  23. .I love the dress bags. Such a no-brainer

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  24. My daughter Shaiyasha is so addicted to 18 inch dolls! Clothes, mini houses and apparels are her favorite add-on collections for this cute toys and she is craving for more. I showed your site to her and I saw her eyes glimmering. Glimmering, her own way of pleading, her own way of silently saying that “I want that Papa”. I am also planning her to by a set of Michael Jackson clothes for 18 inch dolls —coz she’s been pleading since the movie showing of THIS IS IT! Whow! It’s a Dad’s life!


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