100% Linen, 5 oz, 58" Wide
This blue striped linen has two lines of blue around a white stripe then separated by a half inch of unbleached followed by several narrow almost greenish unbleached stripes again with a white center. Blue striped linen like this was 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 striped linen. In 1776, The Pennsylvania Gazette reported "Run away . . . an Irish servant girl . . . had on, when she went away, a new striped homespun linen gown . . . took with her two striped linen short gowns, one a dark stripe, pieced at the sleeves with stripe of another sort" cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls. Unbleached 60/2 linen thread for hand sewing would work well for this material.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 04 November, 2020.