Brown Stripe Corduroy, WCN 310


  1. 100% Cotton, 51″ Wide


Corduroy was first advertised in London in 1756 but did not become popular until the late 1780s. This corduroy has 11 wales per inch with woven alternating brown & dark brown stripes within the very subtle wales. From the late 1780s & into the 19th century corduroy was commonly used for working class men’s waistcoats breeches & trousers & children’s clothing but could also be used for women’s outerwear such as spencers but also in trims and accessories. For example in The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London in 1788 a man was “was indicted for burglariously and feloniously breaking and entering” a list of items were stolen including “a pair of corduroy breeches, value 10 s.” Light brown linen thread for hand sewing will match this fabric. For buttonholes you might use brown silk quilter’s thread to go along with the darker stripes.

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