Thursday, February 17, 2011

Vintage or Retro? Leaf Prints

Amber GloAn early 1950's pottery company, Stengl, produced a trend setting design in 1954 called "Amber Glo". Part of the charm was the leaf print, almost like a flame with a brush stroke style. When I saw this newly released "Naturewalk" leaf print in 100% cotton fabric pattern by Cloud 9, I saw that same leaf style. This time the leaf is in repeat in an all over motif. What better fabric to sew into a crisp vintage style blouse or throw pillows for the Nelson style sofa?

vintage sewing patternsSimple fashion styles are perfect for busy cotton prints. These vintage sewing patterns are easy to make, and will work into any modern wardrobe. Busy prints need clean lines to show off the colors and details like these patterns do. Start now, and you'll be ready for the first spring day with a new blouse or dress!
A: Vogue 1002, c. late 1970's
B: Butterick 2475, c. early 1960's
C: McCall's 7608, c. early 1960's

Read more about Stengl: Amber Glo design c. 1954

Shop for Naturewalk fabric by Cloud 9: Bon Bon Atlier (also, don't miss their daily blog posts, always fun new things to see!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is great fabric. I would have sworn it was vintage!