|Pleasantly Plaid 1861-1865|
After two very full days...I developed a more sophisticated eye for the intricacies of 19th century garment construction and a slightly altered approach to choosing fabrics for ReproductionFabrics.
I always say if you are interested in Civil War Era quilts....Plaids, Plaids and more Plaids. All sizes (scale) are appropriate for both garments and quilting.
When new fabrics arrive (orders from Kansas City Quilt Market are arriving weekly now) we will assign a new designation for those especially appropriate for either garments....AYG (Apparel Yard Goods) or Home Dec..FYG (Furnishing Yard Goods). These fabrics while used for garments/bed skirts also were seen in quilts.
As I developed more Center Medallion Quilts for my 'hands on' workshop...I will be using Chintz Center Panels and squares of Furnishing Fabrics interchangeably.
This piece...Flora Bunda...is dated 1830-1860 but it looks very much like a fabric used in a mid 17th century Caraco jacket in one of my French fashion books. So we have a current reproduction of a mid 19th century reproduction of a 17th century block printed indiennes. Good job!