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The Story of Samplers in Episode 10

Did you get a chance to watch the latest Vintage Made Modern Video? The tenth episode of Vintage Made Modern features stitched samplers, preserving fruits, and a Magic Pattern apron that can be made with one yard! I also share some of the free embroidery patterns and stitch tutorials. Crosstitch Samplers In this episode, I  […]

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Happy National Sewing Month! Weekly Giveaways!

If you didn’t already know, September is National Sewing Month, and I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to recognize it. To celebrate I am putting together a fabric, notions, and pattern giveaway each week this month on the Indygo Junction Blog!! So be sure to visit Indygo Junction and sign up for newsletter & blog updates […]


Vintage Made Modern Episode 8

Watch the Beauty & Summer Styles Episode-Vintage Made Modern! Here is the opening quote from this chapter, titled a Thimbleful of Beauty. A New Vogue… Beach Pajamas Beach pajamas are discussed in this episode. This fashion is the origin of the modern woman’s pant. This is the original image from the Wrights bias booklet is […]


New Vintage Made Modern Video! Pattern Play & Patchwork

In my newest video I review my Vintage Notions Series of Coloring Books. I love sharing my vintage collection of fashion and sewing ephemera and coloring books were a perfect format based their current popularity. My Inspiration The first in the series is Vintage Notions Fashion Therapy. This book contains fashion illustrations from my collection of […]


Accessories Make the Costume, My #MeMadeMay Jewelry

But they sure make me happier! I love jewelry, especially statement pieces with meaning. In the month of May I took a pledge along with thousands of other makers in our sewing community to join the Me Made May challenge, officially known as #mmmay18, hosted by So, Zo What Do You Know?. This challenge encourages makers […]

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Vintage Made Modern Episode 6

It’s Mother’s Day weekend! The fifth chapter of my book Vintage Notions shares inspirational essays about mothers and children, so I thought I would do a throwback to a Mother’s Day blog post. The post is all about shared memories of mothers from my childhood, with comments added from a post several years ago. First […]


The Everyday Dress – Facebook Exclusive FREE Pattern

Have you joined our Indygo Junction Facebook Group yet? Our Indygo Junction Sewing Pattern Group is a forum for learning and sharing IJ patterns and projects. You will find exclusive content just for our members. We have just released a FREE Pattern for anyone who joins. This pattern is called the Everyday Dress, but can also be […]

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Vintage Made Modern Episode 4- Monograms and Magic Apron

Watch and learn about monograms and about one of the Magic Patterns from my Vintage Notions Book- The Slip-Over Apron. My pattern company Indygo Junction has made many patterns based on vintage aprons including our most popular, The Crossback Reversible Apron. In my Vintage Made Modern Series I wrote a blog post on the inspiration behind […]


Vintage Notions Monthly: December

Thanks for joining me for my last installment of our monthly club. I have enjoyed revisiting the 2016 Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues and remembering all the amazing wisdom and inspiration found in their pages. Remember, you can purchase all of our back issues individually here! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in […]


Vintage Notions Monthly: November

Thanks for joining me in my next installment of our monthly club where we are revisiting our 2016 Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. The material found in these pages are inspiring and just as relevant today as they were almost 100 years ago. The November issue contains all you need to prepare your house and […]