Good 18th century style Indienne print chintz can be hard to find. For some reason, rambling, graphic florals, in a limited color palette, on a white or light ground aren’t so much in fashion these days. I long for the day when the quilting cotton section is crammed with Georgian textile prints!
That being said, it’s so refreshing to walk into a hardware store and see a perfect – or THREE perfect – 18th century Indienne prints staring you in the face. I recall that Jen, of Festive Attyre, mentioned the curtains at Lowes – good find, Jen!
I bought two big panels – they were about $20 each – and I think I can just eek out a Robe a l’Anglaise. Here are a couple from Kyoto that are inspiring me:
|Robe a l’Anglaise, 1780s, fabric is from the 1740s. I love the long sleeves and especially the awesomely huge and bold print.|
|This is not an Indienne textile, but instead Chinese hand-painted silk. The designs are similar, however. I like the trimming on the bodice particularly.|