Yay! New to The Stash. I found this great cotton print at Fashion Fabrics Club. It's black on white and reminds me of block printed 18th century fabric. Bummer it's not super authentic, but oh well, I fell in love with it anyway. I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility something like this might have existed... Perhaps?
Though it is black and white, and the below swatch was actually colored, the designs seem reminiscent to me. The fabric below is from Old Sturbridge Village. The dress below that is from the Victoria & Albert. Maybe my fabric would lend itself well to a dress like this. I'm going to do some searching to find something appropriate to make with it.
|Length of fabric, a floral pattern with stripe. |
Block-printed in sepia and shades of rose and red.
East Indian for the French market,
2nd half of the 18th century
Printed cotton lined with linen, c. 1785