Summer in the City – Urban Chicks – Moda
Kathy beat me to this, but I just have to second all the great new fabrics in the Hancock’s of Paducah catalog. My catalog came with an order comprised mostly of those great measuring tape prints from Moda’s American Jane Building Blocks line (.pdf link) … too bad I didn’t see the others in time. You can only justify so many shipping charges, you know?
Anyway with their new lines Summer in the City by Urban Chicks (.pdf) and Uptown (.pdf again) by Erin Michael, it looks like Moda is finally going after the younger market. I associate Moda mostly with Victorian/Shabby Chic/country kinds of stuff, though they have put out some of the best mid-1900s reproduction lines as well. I think the inspiration behind Uptown is genius! “Motifs include many elements Erin remembers from fashions of years ago (like Mom’s floral couch, Dotty’s Chippendale fretwork sofa, and Bob’s geo ombre shirt).” Witness:
The paint by numbers birds are my favorite. I could see all kinds of paint by numbers prints.
Both lines are sold out at HoP right now, but they’re brand new and will certainly be at your favorite retailer pretty soon.