#8257 Birds in the Air
The prints in my next Moda reproduction collection called Civil War Jubilee reflect print styles fashionable for women's dresses during the 1840-1875 period. Above a striped paisley.
All those scraps from dressmaking wound up in quilts too.
Here's a view of the prints, which won't be in shops till summer, but you can start planning.
Harmony is a classic foulard, a small figure placed on a gridded diagonal repeat, the fashion necessity in the 1860s.
The formal print layout is echoed in the patriotic print here,
Nightwatch, which is a star pinning a grid.
Window-pane checks were quite the thing in the 1860s.
Jubilo is a scattered floral, reflecting the print in this white-collared,
belted, hoop-skirted fashion of the 1860s.
#8256 Lincoln's Legacy
Lincoln's Legacy is another scattered floral,
here with a portrait from the 1850s---different dress silhouette.
The baby is wearing a sprigged print like Freedom.
A larger version of a sprig, trailing across a dress
from the 1870s, maybe the '80s.
#8254 A Capella
Here's the most dramatic print in the collection, which I called A Capella. The woman is wearing a similar print in a photo probably from the 1880s. (More about the print names in a later post.)
#8253 January 1st
But the overarching theme during the Civil War was mourning. January 1st is a dark floral that would be appropriate in purples for half-mourning, the transitional stage in the hierarchy of clothing showing respect for the deceased.
Moda has posted the PDF with the overview of the Civil War Jubilee prints here:
That means the precuts should be available in a couple of weeks---I'm guessing May 1st.