We just got several bolts of new Japanese fabric, including this briskly fabulous piece with London images including the Tower of London, red double-decker buses, and marching Queen’s Guards. I deeply desire a bow tie from this, which I’d debonairly wear with a red wool double-breasted vest and 501s. This fabric is 85% linen/15% cotton, 45” wide and $29.99/yard.
Is Broken down,
Dance over my Lady Lee.
Is Broken down
With a gay Lady.”
(Earliest printed English version, Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book, 1744)