I love a good double-entendre, and I’m assuming the Sweet Adeline product development people had two thoughts in mind when they named this blouse The Alpha.
I noticed this ad while looking for something else (I do that a lot) and it caught my eye because of some fabric I found about a year and a half ago. When I spotted the fabric in a thrift store I thought it was vintage, but when I read the selvage I found the name of a modern designer. I blogged about it at the time.
At the time I felt a bit bad about being momentarily fooled into thinking the fabric was early 1960s, but now I feel vindicated. The prints are very, very similar. A few years ago there was a big stink about one of the popular fabric designers. Seems like she was taking vintage tablecloths and reproducing the prints as fabrics that she called her own. Not that the alphabet fabric designer did this, but I can certainly see the vintage inspiration.