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In our Spring market recap post I gave a sneak peek at my new fabric line, Vintage Made Modern Centennial Celebration. The line will be released in September and I can't wait to see what you all will make with it! Vintage Made Modern features artwork that was in my book Vintage Notions. This book was inspired by the wisdom of Mary Brooks Picken, a pioneer in the domestic arts and international authority on dressmaking and fashion. Mary's calling, which resonated so deeply with me, was to educate women, encourage their entrepreneurial spirit, and elevate the value of their work. It is extremely fitting that the line is coming out now as 2016 will be the hundred year anniversary of the founding of the Woman's Institute. To read more on the story behind the design, check out this post on my website. One of my goals when designing the line was to bring the hundred year old artwork to the 21st century, which I did through the use of color. There is a sophisticated neutral colorway that features shades of grey, cream and black - with a few pops of vibrant raspberry here and there. For another colorway I paired the raspberry with a rich teal and navy. You'll notice that the colors of this line coordinate perfectly with our Crossroads Denim line - that's no coincidence! I wanted to be able to create patterns using both lines. Look how nice this Banded Basket looks using the Dressmaker print and the Downtown Teal Crossroads Denim. As we near the line's September release we'll be sharing with you more samples that have made with Vintage Made Modern. I can't wait for you to see the different ways we have used this fun fabric. See the full line at RJR Fabrics and be sure to ask your local fabric stores for Vintage Made Modern!