Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Summer Fun with Patty Young!

Cuteness alert!!!  Patty Young of MODKID fame has just released a new book/pattern pack through Stash Books!  Summer Fun contains all the right elements to make your 18" doll a complete summer wardrobe.


I've known Patty for about a decade.  I first "met" her through eBay boutique when our kids were little babies, and then watched her blossom into a popular fabric designer with Michael Miller.  She has such a talent for fresh, colorful artwork and themes.  On top of that, she is absolutely meticulous when it comes patternmaking and instruction writing.  Her neat illustrations make the sewing process easy and fun.


If you've looked through the American Girl catalog, you know that little details are VERY important.  This packet contains patterns and instructions to make a wardrobe of stylish clothing and tiny accessories.  It really has everything you need to set dolly up for an amazing vacation.


Patty contributed an adorable sunhat pattern to my first book, Sewn Hats.  I was giddy to see the mini-me version in this packet, and I just had to make one!  It sewed up perfectly and quickly.  I tried the hat on several dolls, and it was a great fit on everyone from newer Mattel AG to old school Pleasant Company AG (slightly bigger head) and bald Bitty Baby.  My 18" doll from Adora modeled for the pictures.  


Want to win Patty's pattern pack?  Leave us a comment about your doll collection.  U.S. entrants can win a hard copy or digital version, while international entrants are eligible for a digital version only.  For more chances to win, visit these other great blogs on the tour:

4/1/2014  Jennifer Coe:  fabricbliss.blogspot.com 
4/2/2014  Carla Crim:  scientificseamstress.blogspot.com  
4/3/2014  Sara Lawson:  sewsweetness.com
4/4/2014  Generation Q:  generationqmagazine.com
4/5/2014  Suzanne Winter:  www.patternrevolution.com
4/7/2014  Laura Kelly:  laurakellydesigns.com and dolldiaries.com 
4/8/2014  American Patchwork & Quilting:  allpeoplequilt.com/blog 
4/9/2014  Kristin Link:  sewmamasew.com 
4/10/2014  Jenny Fish:  sewprettydresses.blogspot.com  
4/11/2014  Patty Young/MODKID modkidboutique.blogspot.com

Or, buy it right now and get started on your summer sewing!

53 comments:

Joansy W said...

My three granddaughters all have American Girl dolls, and love to play dress-up with them. I would happily sew and sew and sew to make them all summer wardrobes with these patterns! They are adorable!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Anita said...

My 9 year old daughter would be over the moon with this book. She loves her American girl dolls.

Chari said...

My daughter is 15 months old so we are just now collecting dolls. This would be awesome to have!

the Steiger's said...

My girls love American dolls and we love making outfits for them and the girlies.

Lesley said...

My daughter has an American girl doll and bitty twins. We love to sew for them! This book looks great!

Raina said...

My daughter currently has one American Girl doll. We found her at a thrift store for only $1. She needed some TLC, but my daughter LOVES her dearly.

Grandma G said...

I have one AG doll that I use for a model when making clothes for my granddaughter's doll. This looks like a great book!

kim m said...

My daughter and my niece both have american girl dolls!

Linda Harris said...

Perfect for my camper and the grand daughters dolls,

Jen said...

We have two American Girl dolls in our house. My oldest daughter's 7th birthday was this past Sunday and we had a Doll Tea party with 14 girls! It was fun. :)

Melissa said...

Adorable! I LOVE that two of my favorite people/designers are buddies!
Melissa sassyfrasdesigns at gmail.com

Joan and Kevin said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
My daughters each have an American Girl doll.

Goosegirl said...

My girls have three American Girl 18" dolls and Ahnalin has a Bitty Baby too. We gave them their first AG dolls and they saved up and paid for the rest of them. And someday.......I want to buy my own AG doll that is just for me to play with. �� I love sewing doll clothes for them.

Susan Toloczko said...

I just started sewing for my granddaughter. I had to go out and by a "Our Generation" doll for a model.

Maria L said...

My daughter is just getting into dolls, I've been waiting not so patiently for this! I learned to sew by sewing doll clothes and love doing it.

Allison said...

I had porcelain dolls when I was little. I have one carefully hidden AG doll too. My daughter is a little young for it but my niece is just the right age :)

Sarah said...

I am planning on getting "Our Generation dolls for my daughters' next birthdays; currently we don't have any, and this pattern book would come in handy! Thanks for the giveaway!
sarah@forrussia.org

Sue said...

My granddaughters both have AG dolls and I'm excited to make clothes for their dolls. When I was young, my neighbor made doll clothes for my dolls and I was thrilled.

Sheri Fowler said...

My girls both had AG girls when they were little. My mom started collecting along with them, it would be fun to make my mom some clothes for her dolls!!!

Laura said...

My daughter, niece, and friend's children are just beginning to ride the AG wave. I would love to make them all some custom matching outfits.

lewisbiz at gmailDOTcom

Gail Pickens-Barger, E-RYT said...

My youngest daughter and granddaughter have the "target" version of the American Girl dolls. The daughter (8 years old) is interested in sewing. This would be great for her (and me) to get her sewing on my Featherweight! Thanks!

Gaileee

Rebecca said...

I have three girls with 18" dolls that would love some new items for them!

elisesmom922 said...

My girls and I(I have 4) would use these for our Journey and AG dolls!

Margaret said...

My 10-year-old daughter would love to make some clothes for her AG doll.

Elizabeth said...

I have 2 18" dolls for my granddaughters to play with and would love to add some cute fun outfits for adventures.

Susan said...

My daughter, Faith, and I love sewing for her AG dolls. We would love to win this book. The patterns are adorable!

reen said...

I collect 'creepy' dolls i find at the thrift store I decided are in need of some loving :)

Sew Janet Handmade said...

My granddaughter and her two cousins have AG dolls. They bring their dolls with them to their sleep overs.

grandmarockton said...

I have lots of bitty babies, 2 Twinns, and couple of mini & Samatha this great granny likes dolls!

Cindy Gillis said...

Mydaughter has 4 American Girl dolls and is just learning to sew. This would be great for her!! Thanks (scgiL2@aol.com)

nicolesender said...

I have a number of 18 inch dolls and would love to sew these clothes.

Kristy said...

So sweet! Thanks for the chance! With 3 daughters, our dolls nearly take over! :)

OhioLori said...

Two of the Grangirlie's have 18" dolls...one is an AG, the other is from maybe Jo_Ann's..not sure??? Definitely share the same size clothes. Would love to teach them to sew by makin' outfits this Summer! :)

Mara said...

My doll collection oh my, well I have 3 dolls that are mine from when I was young, 1 has seen better days, but the other 2 are almost like new so I don't allow my 3 yr.old daughter to play with them, she has her own dolls and they range from small to large, and they are ALL naked, except the one I took pity on and made a bikini for. SO I really need this book.

Kathy Davis said...

I am 61 and have all the dolls from when I was a little girl... Betsy Wetsy, Cupie Doll, Barbie, Shirley Temple and more. I plan on buying my granddaughter An American Girl Doll for her birthday. Would love to do some doll clothes sewing.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Doll clothes are so expensive and hard to find. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Sowing Stitches said...

My doll collection: I only have one, "Gloria", that's not much of a collection is it? My doll is from childhood and still wears the first 'shirt' I learned to sew!

She Simply Sews said...

I don't have any girls...so no doll collection here. I just sew outfits for nieces and friends as gifts. Thanks for the giveaway.

Diann said...

I'm a little old for playing with dolls, but that doesn't stop me. I have two of the old Pleasant Company dolls.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My grandmother sewed all my doll clothes and now I am doing the same for my granddaughter!

Brenda said...

I have a variety of dolls, most of them designed or made by me, my mother, or my friends. Have a number of dolls I could sew for, including a 14" Betsy McCall, and have been tempted to treat myself to an American Girl doll just to sew for. I am only 61 years old but I still play with dolls.

Marge said...

Like Brenda, I'm just a bit older than she is, but re-learning to use my sewing machine by sewing for the 3 original AG dolls I'm storing until my grown DD has room to take them (IF I can let them go?)! LOVING all the fabulous patterns here for a fresh summer wardrobe!

Ella and Nesta said...

I have a Cindy from when I was a child (does anyone have a Cindy anymore?) and my daughters have now collected about 40 Barbies and there seems no end to this collection!

Kathy H said...

Those doll clothes are so cute. I made some for my girls when they were little and would love to make some for my granddaughter now.

Grandma Helen said...

We have oldest granddaughter a Journey Girls doll for Christmas. Now Grandma needs to make more doll clothes.

Angela N. said...

My 8 Year old has several "knock off" american girl dolls. She loves them so much. Last summer we met a lady who sewed clothes, and my daughter got so excited. Lately shes been asking me to sew her doll clothes, but im tempted to get her FINALLY involved in sewing :) This book looks like such fun!

The Hungry Crafter said...

My niece would be ecstatic if I made some of these cute clothes for "Dolly" :)

KellyS said...

So far my little girl just has two smaller dolls. Maybe a 15 inch as the largest? I am hoping to get her a Target doll or a different knock-off AG doll for her 3rd birthday. Plus I have high ambitions to sew her a Waldorf inspired doll someday. :)

Ryann Pinnegar said...

I really pared down my doll collection several years ago, but I kept my two 18" dolls. Now I have a little girl and I got Jennifer and Jenae out of storage for her to play with. But they definitely need new clothes! Jenae doesn't have any clothes at all (how did that happen?).

Janice said...

My kids love their American Girls dolls, and I started sewing again so I could make them matching doll and girl outfits. These patterns are the best.

Avery's Mama said...

I had a random collection of dolls growing up and I saved a few for my kids. My daughter says they are ugly and won't play with them. Ha! Now we have an assortment of dolls at our house. The AG dolls are by far the most loved!

Suze said...

My adult daughter does not have an attachment to material things. So, I still have her collection of Cabbage Patch dolls. Also, I inherited quite a number of dolls from my mother. They are various sizes and ages of doll. What a wonderful book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Katherine said...

Do we have a doll collection! My five daughters have long loved on their baby dolls, but now that the older girls are 8 and 6, they incorporate their dolls into playtime. It is such fun to watch their imaginations grow. I would make good use of Patty's book!

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