Wide Blue and White Stripe Linen, WLG 584


100% Linen, 60″ Wide


Blue and white stripes are some of the most commonly described in runaway accounts. They were commonly used for women’s petticoats, jackets, and gowns. Men’s waistcoats and shirts as well as an occasional lining were also made of blue and white stripe linen. In the 1776 Pennsylvania Gazette, an ad included “Was stolen . . .  a pair of blue and white striped trowsers” as cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls. White linen thread for hand sewing and white 1″ cotton twill tape would work well for this material.

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