when fabric worlds collide

"At the Petting Zoo" has always been one of my #1 faves since I started sewing bibs. It was orginally released by Alexander Henry in blue, white and pink colorways. I was lucky enough to have the print in blue and pink, but was never able to locate the white colorway.

A couple of months ago I was browsing Michael Miller's newly released prints and noticed that they had one of my #1 fave fabrics on their website. But it felt like my fabric world was out of whack - At the Petting Zoo was Alexander Henry, not Michael Miller!

This fabric nerd did some research and found out that it's a print from the early 20th century, and Alexander Henry released a reproduction in 2004. Michael Miller just released it as a reproduction too.

Michael Miller's new white version on the left is smaller-scale than Alexander Henry's. Some design elements are switched around, and colors vary too.

But on a side-note, I am happy to report I just found more of the out-of-print pink and white Alexander Henry versions!

1 comment:

SouthernGalsBoutique said...

I LOVE the fabrics you get!!