I was recently contacted by Amy Barickman and the folks at Indygo Juntion (Amy’s pattern company) to see if I would like to review a few of her patterns and a copy of her latest book Vintage Notions. I jumped at the chance, mainly because I’m a vintage junkie. Also, I love the timeless quality of sewing and the inspiration found in vintage patterns, pictures, etc.
I’d seen the beautiful cover of Vintage Notions, but I’d never had the chance to really sit down with the book. It was right up my alley. It’s not necessarily a pattern book (although there is a great collection of vintage patterns with diagrams included in the book), but more of an “inspirational guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun” featuring gorgeous images of vintage illustrations, textiles, and, of course, notions.
I loved all the retro illustrations and images (of course). But the content was fun to read as well. And proved that there are some pretty timeless aspects to this sewing revival we’ve seen over the past decade. (Just when you thought re-fashioned men’s shirts were a trend of the 21st century!)
- If you find your mind working overtime, pick up a magazine and read a story that has a wholesome bit of humor or pathos, the entertaining sort that is light but agreeable reading.
- If you play golf or tennis, play to win