Hi there!  This exciting challenge came through my inbox and I thought I should share!

This challenge was created to celebrate the history of sewing by recognizing both SINGER® and Coats & Clark, who are both celebrating significant anniversaries this year (160th and 200th, respectively); as well as educate and inspire through the life and work of Mary Brooks Picken, the authority on fashion and dressmaking in the early and mid-1900s .

Here’s a video from Amy explaining the challenge:

Visit Amy’s site, here, for details about patterns, and to download free patterns that can be used for the challenge.  Also, Amy and her team have offered to give one of you two patterns of your choice, from Indygo Junction, to help you jump into the challenge.

To win:

Leave me a comment here, telling me your two most favorite patterns.

My current favorites are, In-style Suitcase Bag, and Uptown Top & Trousers, but it changes every time I look through them again!

I hope you are inspired to take on this challenge, and make something unique, and modern.

I’ll select a winner on Friday, January 27th, 2011.

Good luck and have fun!