100% Silk, 56" wide
Silk twill of a soft silver color would make a gorgeous jacket or petticoat. Just as striking would be
a gentlemen’s coat, jacket or waistcoat. Silk was often described in sale ads in America and Europe and was often taken by thieves. In this trial record from The Proceedings of the Old Bailey in London, 1724 a man defrauded another out of "a rich Silver Silk Suit of [woman's] Clothes". He "was recommended to the Prisoner, as being a Person that dealt in Tea and Snuff, and who had Acquaintance among rich Jewish Families, and so was a proper Person to help her to a Chapman for the Clothes. That thereupon she left a Breadth of the Petticoat at the House . . . as a Pattern to show what it was". Grey silk quilter's thread is a bit darker for sewing button holes.
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 17 April, 2017.