Vintage Modern Challenge Style – Design Challenge

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!


By |2017-06-20T07:37:57-06:00January 24th, 2012|give away, Inspiration|22 Comments


  1. Sally January 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    I’m with you, each time I look I pick 2 new ones as my favorites! Currently I like the Kitchen Charms Apron and the Boudoir Basics, but there are several others in close competition for fave-of-the-day.

  2. Holly January 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    I like the Tech Pocket and Portfolio, and the Jack and Jill Jammies. Very cute!

  3. MC January 24, 2012 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    The cropped jacket pattern looks really fun, I just may give that a try. Thanks!

  4. Cheryl January 24, 2012 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Definitely my 2 favorites are the Turnabout Jacket and the Urban Prairie Dress. I looked thru the list twice and chose these 2 each time.

  5. Cheryl January 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    My favorites are the Turnabout Jacket and the Urban Prairie Dress. I looked thru the list twice and chose these 2 each time.

  6. kathy h January 24, 2012 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    I agree that there are a lot of patterns that I like too. My 2 favorites right now are the streetcar bag and the all day apron.

  7. Gill January 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    My favourites are the victory bag and the day to night dress!

  8. Mary Mangum January 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    I love the pettle blossom bag and the large totes. I can see them in my mind and what materials I would use. Thank you for this chance to win. Mary

  9. Beth January 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    I am not sure if I will participate but it sounds like a lot of fun! 2 of the patterns that caught my eye the most are the Ruffled Chef Apron & the Petal Blossom Bag. Of course, there are others I like too :) Thanks for sharing! Smiles~Beth

  10. Beth@seasonsofhome January 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    I liked the cozy quilted coat and especially liked the midtown trench.

  11. Rachel January 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    I love the Day-to-Night Dress and the Trench Topper. (I also like the Chinois coat; I had trouble choosing too.)

  12. Missy January 24, 2012 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    I liked the vintage notions and gored skirt!

  13. Shaaron Buford January 24, 2012 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    1) In-style Suitcase Bag
    2) Classic Cover Up – I would make it with the”Vintage Notions” fabric line.

  14. Deb January 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    I like the new in-style suitcase bag. And, as a throwback, the country tote. I’ve made that pattern dozens of times of the years in lots of ways and it’s always a hit.

  15. KatieQ January 25, 2012 at 7:59 am - Reply

    I love the Building Blocks Bags and the Side Pocket Purse.

  16. Castle Swanson January 25, 2012 at 11:46 am - Reply

    I have never used this pattern source, but would love to try the Afternoon Tea Apron and the It’s A Wrap (skirt) patterns.

  17. Jeane January 25, 2012 at 6:58 pm - Reply


  18. Jeane January 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I love making purses and totes so I would love to try Quilted Pocket Purse pattern.

  19. Patti January 26, 2012 at 7:30 am - Reply

    Lovely fabric and giveaway. I have shopped with Jackie and she is fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Patti January 26, 2012 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Oops! Ignore above post!

  21. Rebecca January 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    SO many great pattern! I’d pick the grommet wallet and tech pocket & portfolio.

  22. Connie January 26, 2012 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    My favorites are the Side Pocket Purse and the Saddle bag Purse, thanks!

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