Every mid-19th-century reproduction collection
needs a sprigged floral.
Austin from Richmond Reds for Moda
The 19th-century scrapbag was full of small-scale sprigged cotton prints,
a standard for clothing for young and old
from the "sprigged muslin" of Jane Austen's era.....
Fiction from 1797 in which a
young woman complains that her husband has denied her
"a small sum to purchase a piece of sprigged muslin,
which struck my fancy."
to fashion advice from The Delineator in 1922:
A sprigged cotton according to the Oxford Dictionary of English, is "decorated with a design of sprigs of leaves or flowers..."
The document print for Austin.
(The document is the original antique fabric.)
I dated it as about 1860 to 1890, although these small sprigs are
such classics they run throughout the 19th century and into the 20th.
A swatch of #8306-11
The Austin print comes in two shades
of pink as well as brown, tan and red.
Buy yards of it! I'm telling you:
You'll find it useful for reproductions from all eras.
Antique quilt about 1820-1840
Why did I name it Austin?
I was looking for city names North and South for this Civil-War era
collection and that town in Texas has a ring...
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