Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Favorite Fabrics From Far & Near

This fabric is cotton lawn from Italy. It was purchased from the back of a magazine in the early 1970s, way back before fine fabrics were just a click and a UPS truck away. An irresistible ad promised European fabric swatches for a small remittance and when they came, it was easy to choose. Most of the fabrics were wool boucle, mostly suit weight yardage in tweeds, herringbone and houndstooth checks. But in the midst of all that stuffiness was a soft as silk 1" square sample of this fine Italian cotton lawn.

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