I love this super-bright zig zag fabric print. It’s so colourful!
It’s a cotton velveteen designed by Anna Maria Horner, which you can now buy in the UK from a new online craft shop called The Village Haberdashery. They also have some lovely solid-coloured cotton voiles, and a good selection of sewing patterns. Worth checking out.
The zig zags remind me of these 1920s sketches by Sonia Delaunay, a modernist artist and textile designer.
These pictures are from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, who now have material from their library archive available to view on Flickr. You can look at original drawings by Dior, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Givenchy – the list goes on and on. I discovered them through this blog called Mixed Up.
I spent quite a lot of time clicking through all the sets. It’s amazing that everyone can access these beautiful sketches. There’s so much inspiration to be had online now! (and a fair amount of time-wasting distraction as well, I have to admit…)