Vintage Notions

Amy Barickman is re-releasing her Vintage Notions book which was inspired by a correspondence school in Scranton, Pennsylvania. This school existed over 100 years ago!

Amy Barickmans Vintage Notions

In her words:
This book is an inspirational guide and creative collection that features needlework, cooking, sewing, fashion, and fun. It was inspired by the wisdom of Mary Brooks Picken, a pioneer in the domestic arts and international authority on dressmaking and fashion. Mary’s sole purpose, which resonated so deeply with me, was to educate women, encourage their entrepreneurial spirit, and elevate the value of their work. Mary’s name may not be familiar to you now, but in these pages you will be charmed by her vision and inspired by her blueprint for living a simple, fulfilling life.

In Vintage Notions, I join creative forces with a previous era to preserve Mary’s work and showcase it alongside my own extensive collection of vintage textiles, needlework, illustrations, and memorabilia, for a new generation of sewing and crafting sisters.
The book features:
– Inspirational essays and projects for each month of the year
– Seasonal recipes and decorating ideas
– Four storage pockets one for each season
– Twelve Magic Patterns easy-to-make, chic sewing projects
– Vintage timeless advice on health, character, beauty, style, fashion, parenting, communication, friendship, spirituality, community
– Glossary of Stitches with 28 illustrated hand embroidery stitches.

Amy has also released a series of YouTube videos – one for each month that provides additional insight into each chapter.:

//amybarickman.com/vintage-made-modern-videos/

If you would like to do this as a book club on a monthly basis, study guides are also available:

//amybarickman.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/VN-BookGuides_10.03.2011.pdf

This book is due to arrive the end of this month and would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift for anyone who loves vintage!

Amy Barickman is Back

Amy Barickman is back with another clothing pattern, that is. She is known for her loosely constructed garments that offer multiple options. In her words: The AnyTime Topper will appeal to quilters, as well as those who sew apparel. This loose-fitting, versatile style can go from casual to a cocktail party depending on fabric choice. The quick and easy construction, as well as comfortable style, will inspire makers to construct multiple versions of this design. The 8 pages, full-color fold-out format includes versions photographed in wovens, quilt cotton, knits, rayon, and toweling yardage as well as specific tips and techniques working with those substrates. Clever options for upcycling fabrics like bandanas or a tablecloth are also featured. The pattern includes two sizes (S-XL) (2X-3X), with mid-hip and three-quarter length options.

AnyTime Topper

I included a picture of the back of the pattern so you could see the longer length which would be so flattering, no matter what body type you are!

This pattern is due to arrive at the beginning of April, so place your orders now.

AnyTime Topper

Amy Barickman

Amy Barickman is back with this adorable Fold & Go Folio:

Fold & Go Folio
Fold & Go Folio

In her own words:

Create cases for tools, jewels, or tech essentials! Choose from two sizes and several options for jewelry or sewing notions storage. Large folio makes a perfect jewelry or sewing travel case. Drawstring pockets store necklaces, bracelets & broaches or thimbles, clips & buttons. The small folio works well as a petite jewelry or needle case, with a single pocket for earrings or collapsible scissors. The Fold & Go Folio can also be used for tech essentials like cords and memory cards. A perfect project for quilt blocks or hand embroidery. Fussy cut your favorite designer fabric. Finished size: 5in x 9in (large) & 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 (small). A QR code/link inside the pattern will lead to bonus content to enhance the maker’s experience. The printed format is an 8 page full color fold-out portfolio with 11 full color photos.

Isn’t it amazing what you can do with a few fat quarters? This pattern is due to arrive next month so place your orders now.

Sew Stars for Texas

Amy Barickman has been attending Market for over twenty years so Houston, Texas has become a second home.  In addition, her mother’s quilt shop was flooded several years ago so she personally experienced the devastation that a flood can bring.  So when the hurricane hit Texas, she wanted to help and came up with a brilliant idea.

Amy is donating $1.00 for every Wall Art Stars pattern sold.  Think of it as a Texas Star.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to order plenty of interfacing packages as well.  These packages include a free ornament pattern as well as a pressing sheet.

 

 

Why not add a class or demo to your Fall schedule and collect donations to help the cause?  Once your customers know the technique, they will want to have more options.  Visit our website to see all of the Fabriflair options.

 

 

Flattering Wearables for Every Body Type

These latest fashions released by Indygo Junction are sure to become classics!  They all come in multiple sizes –  and in two lengths to flatter any figure.
IJ1149E
Just in time for summer, this Asymmetrical Tank & Tunic (#IJ1149E) features a classic wrap design – no buttons or zippers required.  Simply finish by top stitching the edges.
The short length hits at the lower hip; the longer length hits at mid thigh.  Choose the length that works best for you.
This top will drape well in cottons, batiks, as well as the rayon fabrics that are gaining in popularity.
This simple top can be made in an afternoon and would be a great beginning class.

 

IJ1147
This classic tank reminds me of the 70’s.  The front neckline features decorative mini pleats which gives it a sense of style and drapes beautifully.

The neckline and arm holes are finished with bias – once again no buttons or zippers required.  And, once again, it is available in two lengths – just below the waste and mid-hip.  Choose the length that is most flattering for your body type.
This Everyday Tank (#IJ1147) is also available in multiple sizes from XS to 3X.

 

IJ1141E
This Swing Jacket (#IJ1141E)  features beautiful back detailing.  Construction is easy since it has dolman sleeves and no closures.  The tuxedo collar extends the entire length of the jacket which is available in mid-hip or mid-thigh length.

Serge the edges for a simple finish – eliminating the need for facings and hems – or choose a traditional finish with a lined collar, facings and inseam pockets.
Once again it is available in multiple sizes.

 

IJ1144CR
This Bistro Apron (#IJ1144CR) features crisscross straps and optional pockets – no ties required.
Two strap lengths and two apron lengths make it a must have for everyone.
This classic comes in multiple sizes from XS – 2X.
Pockets are optional – but who wouldn’t want them?

To see the complete collection, visit our website:  Indygo Junction.