Moda Steps Up

Summer in the City Fabric
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:

Uptown by Erin Michael

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.

Note: A version of this entry was originally posted on Dioramarama on January 14, 2007. See original entry for any reader comments.


  1. Benne says:

    I’m trying to locate Lush by Erin Michael.
    I live in Austin, TX.

  2. EileenSideways says:

    i actually have a fat quarter of the paint-by-number birds on a mauve background. i love it but not sure what to do with it. if i use it, it will be something publically displayed such as a purse because it is truly unique. it is hard to resist the urge to paint the areas not colored.