Kyoto Fabric with Amy Barickman
Hi! I’m Amy Barickman, founder of Indygo Junction, and I’m so thrilled to introduce my new line of fabric, Kyoto. This collection is the third one from my Vintage Made Modern series. I am excited to share a little of the background behind my inspiration for this line. Check out the Kyoto video here.
My grandmother had a love for Japanese art that always inspired me as I grew up. My uncle and his wife were missionaries in Japan and my cousins grew up there. I am particularly drawn to the Japanese influence in clothing pattern designs. Asian graphics ideal for apparel sewing and quilting as the motifs are timeless. In selecting the prints for this collection, I made sure to select graphics that would work well for fashion like our new Indygo Essentials pattern line featuring simple, yet sophisticated silhouettes.
This pattern collection is a dressier kind of casual that embraces minimalism to create elegant, classic styles. Since the patterns are simple by design, it allows the beautifully saturated colors and interesting prints to shine.
Easy Top and Tunic
It’s beautiful in blue with the Boardwalk Dress! This would be a great Spring and Summer go-to and a fun way to pair your favorite prints from the fabric line!
We love this print in our Fabriflair line of dimensional English paper piecing kits as well. The Radiant Star features 60 pieces, so it’s a great way to showcase every print from this pattern. The Brio Sphere is a wonderful option if you’d like an extraordinarily beautiful way to display embroidery.
Completed Radiant Star
No hoops needed here, we have dimensional art for that! May we suggest fussy cutting some of those butterflies and embroidering them before you stitch them into a sphere? We loved that same embroidery idea shown here, in our Mad Money Mini bag,complete with hand-stitched butterfly love on the front.
Mad money mini
It’s sure to be a conversation piece and a wonderful way to showcase your love of needlecrafts.
Or how about lining a Brio Sphere Bowl with the Kyoto Camelia in the Sky color.
The options are endless: Clothing and handbags too, as seen here with our Everyday Tank, and our Tribeca Tote.
Tribeca Tote and Everyday Tank
However you use it, we cannot wait to see! It is a gift to send fabric out into the world with RJR fabrics and see what magic all the creative people in our community create with it! Tag me on Instagram @amybarickman_studio when you sew with Kyoto so I can see!
Amy in the Essentials Shift Dress
Here’s me hanging out in my studio with one of my girls. I’m wearing our Indygo Essentials Shift Dress which is a favorite of mine, in the Arbor print in Poppy colorway and she’s wearing our Chic Cowl Neck Shift made with the Butterflies print in Poppy as well. You can see the Mad Money Mini bag in action too!
If you’d like to see Kyoto sewn up in several different ways you can visit our Indygo Junction blog post, where we share lots of fun patterns in Kyoto!
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