100% Silk, 52" Wide
Being silk, this is transparent and takes the wind with a drape that has no rival. A beautiful moiré may be seen through two layers of this fabric as in a folded handkerchief. Very sheer silk was used in the 18th century for lady's aprons and handkerchiefs. Later it was used for the lightweight empire style gowns of the Napolionic period. For example in The Pennsylvania Evening Post, of 1777, "Whereas an indented servant girl . . . did run away . . . She had on a . . . cross barred silk handkerchief" is cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls. White 60/2 linen thread will match this fabric when hand sewing or, better yet, try very fine white silk thread. The picture is taken with sleeve buttons placed under the top layer of this fabric with more layers under it. Looking through you should be able to see the next layer of cross bars.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 06 November, 2020.