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Free Image Friday – Vintage Flowers

Free Image Friday – Vintage Flowers

This beautiful French illustration is of the Fringed China Primrose (or so says Google translate!). I love the vibrant colors & shading. This is the ideal image to print & frame. To download this free image, be sure to click on the image first to see the full...

Passion for Fashion: The 5-Way Wrap + Discount

Passion for Fashion: The 5-Way Wrap + Discount

The 5-Way Wrap is one of the most versatile garment patterns Indygo Junction has ever released. This fashion forward vest can be worn with anything and worn in a variety of different ways. The grid below shows the 5 different styles you can make with this one...

Sewing with Rob Appell!

Sewing with Rob Appell!

I told you earlier this year about my adventures in Hamilton with Missouri Star Quilt Co. - what I didn't mention was that I was featured in an article in their fall Block Magazine! I had been up to Missouri Star a few times to film videos  – including this new...

Passion for Fashion! Sophia Swing Coat

Passion for Fashion! Sophia Swing Coat

Every wardrobe should have a good swing coat. It's such a classic style that looks sleek, elegant and contemporary at the same time. Our new pattern, the Sophia Swing Coat, is a twist on the classic swing style. The Sophia features raglan sleeves and a cool back yoke...

Rick Rack Pattern Giveaway!

Rick Rack Pattern Giveaway!

Rick rack, ric rac, or rickrack -  So many ways to say it, and even more ways to use it! This timeless trim adds instant flair to garments, home decor and more. Dating back to the 1800s, when it was called waved braid, today's rick rack is available in many...

The Indispensable Kimono

The Indispensable Kimono

As the fall chill moves in it is time to have a robe by the bed, ready to throw on in the morning! Whether you prefer a light flannel or thick terry, having an attractive robe is a way to keep cozy and look stylish. I find after a season of wear, my robes can start to...

1930’s Street Fashion Video

1930’s Street Fashion Video

I recently ran across this fascinating video of 1930's street fashion, shot in a small town in South Dakota. I love seeing videos like this because it is like seeing the work of Mary Brooks Picken come to life. At this time in America, many women made their own...

Downton Abbey Fabric Giveaway!

Downton Abbey Fabric Giveaway!

Before you worry, let me say upfront there are no Downton Abbey spoilers in this post, you can feel free to read this even if you are behind on the season. So far I am delighted with what I have seen on the show. Nope, I'm not talking about the plot, I'm all about the...

A Wink to Tim Gunn PLUS a Chance to WIN!

A Wink to Tim Gunn PLUS a Chance to WIN!

One of my favorite TV shows on the air today is PROJECT RUNWAY. I have become an avid fan and am in awe of the intense creativity and imagination that the designers exhibit. What I enjoy most, however is watching always-fabulous co-host, Tim Gunn, give feedback and...

VOGUE: 916 pages, 120 Years of Style!

VOGUE: 916 pages, 120 Years of Style!

I could not resist grabbing Vogue at the grocery store last week, the sheer weight of the magazine(nearly 5 pounds) intrigued me, and once I realized it was the 120th Anniversary Issue I was sold. My usual process with a design magazine is to flip and RIP!! I pulled...

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