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My Discoveries at the Amelia Earhart Museum

As soon as I discovered Amelia Earhart’s connection to sewing and fashion, I decided a research trip to Atchison, Kansas was in order. I set out to search for any more information I could find, maybe a copy of one of her patterns or some needlework she stitched that could be on display. My first […]

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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 […]

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Merry Christmas & Vintage Made Modern Episode 13

Time flies! It is hard to believe 2018 is coming to a close. I have had so much fun sharing my Vintage Notions book with you this year in my Vintage Made Modern Youtube Series! Here is the final episode for 2018. From the Department of Inspiration, I share thoughts on Mary’s advice in the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]