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The Magic Pattern Story: Inspiration

I’m thrilled to announce the release of my new title, The Magic Pattern Book! I collaborated with Workman Publishing to create this new garment  and accessory sewing book, which offers 36 different fashion-forward patterns. Over the next few weeks I want to tell you the story behind the book. I hope you’ll enjoy learning about […]

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Free Image Friday: Rose Hat

Happy Free Image Friday! I love to see women wearing hats and encouraging the art of millinery (see my post on a Homecoming for Hats). Wouldn’t it be lovely if hats made a comeback? Until then, we can enjoy this vintage image. To download this free image, be sure to click on the image first […]

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Free Image Friday! Kitties

Aren’t these kitties the sweetest? They remind me of my cat Chloe! To download this free image, be sure to click on the image first to see the full size image. Then right click (Mac: control+click) and save to your computer desktop or a folder of your choice. This process will ensure you get the […]

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Dimensional Denim

I am so excited to present my new book, Dimensional Denim! I was inspired to create this book after I noticed the recent trend for textural home decor and accessory items. While trend shopping I saw more and more items that created texture and interest through fabric manipulation. Most of the projects in this book […]

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The Gored Skirt – A Classic

Yesterday while shopping the antique mall in Elk Rapids, Michigan, I spotted the fabulous illustration on the cover of this issue dated August 1, 1911 and of course had to take a peek inside. I was flipping through To-Day’s Magazine and saw this article for an August Outing outfit. To-Day’s Magazine recommends a dress featuring a large […]

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Free Image Friday! School Rhymes

Can you believe that it is August first? Summer has gone by so quickly! I love this image of children hard at work crafting, with a nice little accompanying rhyme  . To download this free image, be sure to click on the image first to see the full size image. Then right click (Mac: control+click) […]

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Dimensional Denim Blog Tour

I’m so excited to announce that Indygo Junction will be hosting a Dimensional Denim blog tour starting next Monday, August 4th through August 15th! The kickoff will be on the IJ blog on the 4th and I will be posting here on the 5th. We will be visiting some of our favorite blogging friends through […]

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Book Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Patricia, who is the winner of The Lost Art of Dress and Vintage Notions! Patricia, we have sent you an email, keep an eye out for it. Thanks to everyone who entered, I loved reading about your experiences in Home Ec. or how you otherwise learned your sewing skills.

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Free Image Friday! Scottie

You see so many Scottie dogs in vintage images, fabrics and prints. I love them, I think there should be more Scotties represented in merchandise today! To download this free image, be sure to click on the image first to see the full size image. Then right click (Mac: control+click) and save to your computer […]