Gold Corduroy, WCN 352 P


100% Cotton, 60″ Wide


Corduroy was first advertised in London in 1756 but didn’t become popular until the late 1780s. This is a wide whale corduroy at about 1 1/2 wales per inch. From the late 1780s and into the 19th century corduroy was commonly used for working class men’s waistcoats breeches and tousers and children’s clothing but could also be used for women’s outerwear such as spencers but also in trims and accessories.

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For example in The Connecticut Journal of 1775 it was advertised “To be Sold at Public Vendue, peremptorily to the highest Bidder, for Cash only . . .  a most neat and excellent Assortment of English and India Goods . . .  consisting of the following Articles . . .  Manchester Velvets, Corduroys” natural linen thread for hand sewing will match this fabric. For buttonholes you might use buff silk quilter’s thread.