Vintage Made Modern
Welcome to my site! I’m Amy, author, designer and founder of the sewing pattern publisher Indygo Junction. I love collecting home arts and fashion ephemera, as well as vintage fabric, textiles, and needle arts. This collection inspires much of my product development work. It feeds my creative spirit and I know it will inspire you. Here you will find a website full of FREE vintage inspiration, images and patterns. I took this passion to a new level when I discovered Mary Brooks Picken and the Woman’s Institute she founded. I was compelled to share that material through my award-winning book Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing Fashion and Fun. I hope you will join me in my journey to curate vintage and create modern projects for you.
The Story Behind Vintage Notions
Recent Blog Posts
Amelia Earhart’s Sewing Box! - Did you know Amelia Earhart always took her sewing box with her on long flights? I didn’t either until I read the article, What Women Can Do for Aviation in the May 1930 issue of NEEDLECRAFT, the Magazine of Home Arts. Upon further research, I recently learned she designed sewing patterns as well as a […]
Nelly Don: A Kansas City Entrepreneur - With the International Quilt Market trade show coming to Kansas City next week, I’ve been immersing myself in Kansas City history as much as possible lately so that I can share fun places for visitors to see while they’re here! I’m sharing all my pictures and suggestions on my instagram account @amybarickman_studio, and also with […]
Introducing The Ephemera Book! (and a Giveaway!) - I met Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE at the Creative Connection event in 2010. We were both on a panel to discuss publishing books. I admired her work the minute I was introduced to it, and I have enjoyed her Uppercase magazine for years. The Vintage Made Modern story below was my contribution to an issue […]