Behind the Scenes of Patternless Sewing Mod Style

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When the staff at C&T Publishing first started planning the photography for Patty Young’s book Patternless Sewing Mod Style, we talked about all the different types of garments Patty teaches you how to make—all without patterns.



There are dresses to wear on their own or layer for any season, swimsuit cover-ups for a summer day, skirts for the ballerina (or ballerina-wannabe) in your life, and furry capes and stoles to add style to winter outings.



Patty has lots of experience shooting the photos for her pattern line MODKID, but she doesn’t have summer at the beach and winter in the mountains all within a day’s work.



C&T Publishing’s offices are located just outside of San Francisco, California. One of the great things about living and working in California is the varied climate and building styles. Within a few minutes you can find scenes that look like the beach, a tropical garden, a coastal town, big city lofts, or classical architecture.



The book team decided the best plan would be to have Patty come to C&T and work with us to show all that her book (and California) have to offer. Photographer Nissa Brehmer made use of all of these scenarios and more to show off the 24 garments that Patty designed and made for this book.

And if you’re a fan of MODKID, you may recognize two of the MODKID models in this book. Patty’s two daughters modeled many of the outfits and got a trip to California as part of the deal! 


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