Vintage Modern Challenge Style – Design Challenge

Posted on January 24th, by Amy in give away, Inspiration. 22 comments

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!


22 thoughts on “Vintage Modern Challenge Style – Design Challenge

  1. 1
    Sally says:

    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. 2
    Holly says:

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

  3. 3
    MC says:

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

  4. 4
    Cheryl says:

    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. 5
    Cheryl says:

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

  6. 6
    kathy h says:

    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. 7
    Gill says:

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

  8. 8
    Mary Mangum says:

    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. 9
    Beth says:

    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. 10

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

  11. 11
    Rachel says:

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

  12. 12
    Missy says:

    I liked the vintage notions and gored skirt!

  13. 13
    Shaaron Buford says:

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

  14. 14
    Deb says:

    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. 15
    KatieQ says:

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

  16. 16
    Castle Swanson says:

    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. 17
    Jeane says:


  18. 18
    Jeane says:

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

  19. 19
    Patti says:

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

  20. 20
    Patti says:

    Oops! Ignore above post!

  21. 21
    Rebecca says:

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

  22. 22
    Connie says:

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

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