Vintage Modern Challenge Winners

After the whirlwind of excitement around the Vintage-Inspired Modern Style Design Challenge the past few months, I think I’ve finally caught my breath! Before I start running again (Quilt Market, anyone?), I wanted to take a minute to congratulate the winners and appreciate all the hard work and talent that went into the 123 project submissions we received on! If you haven’t already, browse through the gallery of entries for some exciting inspiration.

First of all, congratulations to Sew Country Chick, who won Sponsor’s Choice for her “A Patchy Bias Dress” design! The dress was made using Indygo Junction patterns Best Bias Skirt and Garden Party Pullover. Well done, Sew Country Chick! SINGER, Coats & Clark, and Indygo Junction sew loved your design!

The winner of the BurdaStyle community choice was member Yearling with her “Slip-On Dress”. The crowd loves you, Yearling! Way to go!

The runner up BurdaStyle community winner was nancy2001 with her “Stop the Presses Jacket”. In addition to using Indygo Junction’s Trench Topper as her starting point, nancy2001’s design is also a direct reference to a piece of pop culture! Click through to her design to find out which fictional character served as her inspiration. You inspired us too, nancy2001!

Thanks to all who entered, voted, or helped spread the word about the Challenge. It was an exciting endeavor on all accounts, and the reinvention of patterns new and old was truly inspirational. Find your own fashion design and sewing inspiration in my book Vintage Notions or on