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About the designer: Patty Young grew up in San Jose, Costa Rica, in an environment where she was encouraged to express her creativity freely. Both of her parents dabbled in the arts so it was only natural that she would inherit their creative genes. They moved to the United States in 1987 and Patty attended The University of Central Florida from '89 to '93 where she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and Photography.

Over the next 12 years, Patty honed her graphic design skills at a number of marketing agencies before deciding to leave her corporate job in 2005 to stay home with her children and pursue her own creative endeavors.

Patty is a licensed textile designer for Michael Miller Fabrics and recently released her ninth collection. Her fabrics include quilting cottons and knits. She is currently working on her tenth collection which will debut Fall 2012. Patty has also written a sewing book about creating children's clothing with knit fabrics called "Sewing Modkid Style", published by Wiley.

Patty along with her husband, Jon, also owns and operates MODKID LLC and serves in the role of Lead Designer. MODKID, LLC specializes in high quality boutique-style sewing patterns which include children's clothes, doll outfits, purses and other assorted accessories and home furnishings.

To learn more about Patty and what she's cooking up next, please visit us at our blog and feel free to leave a comment. We'd love to hear from you!

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