Amy Barickman (the powerhouse behind Indygo Junction patterns) kindly sent me her latest book and some patterns to review and give away. That is pretty awesome, isn't it? I have been reading through it since Saturday and I even made a project from it.
Well, first off, the book is gorgeous. It is heavy and each page is colorful and an inspiration all unto itself. Vintage Notions is like looking through a big scrapbook. It reminds me of going to my Grandmothers house when I was very little and looking through her old magazines, cookbooks and sewing box.The book is dedicated to Mary Brooks Picken. Before reading this book I had no clue as to who she was. Well, she was a pretty stunning woman. The Martha Stewart of the early 1900s. Amy Barickman has researched her achievements and publications and compiled them into this book for us.
On a side note - I really like Inygo Junction patterns. My favorite one is the wrap skirt. I have made 6 of them over the years and they turn out perfectly each time.
OK, let me know who inspired you to sew, and I will have a random drawing on Monday. the 31 of January.