I adore a great novelty print, especially one with a travel or a vacation theme, so this beach blanket print was right up my alley. It was a tiny piece, maybe a fourth of a yard, and I’ve had it a long time – so long that I can’t remember where I found it. Several years ago I used most of it to make a beach tote.
The tote is made from blue chambray and the pockets are the beach print, trimmed with red dotted binding and blue rick-rack. The interior is lined with a flowered bit of feedsack, with chambray pockets.
Last week I was stumbling around etsy, when I found this:
Finds like this remind us that most of the vintage items we encounter were massed-produced and often you’ll see the same print used by different companies, or even yard goods matching manufactured garments. I’ve even seen matching garment and fabric advertised together.
I love seeing prints that I have in a different colorway. Now I’ll have to keep my eyes open for other versions of this print. How about yellow and turquoise?
Finally, the label. What could be more perfect than a Made in California label?
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Did you notice my attempt at watermarking?