29528Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Wool-buying advice
- Feb 28, 2003On 2/28/03 7:00 PM, andrea@... wrote:
> . Wool jersey, wool suiting, merino, gabardine,
>> worsted....If anyone who knows more about fabric can offer some
>> advice, I would be very grateful.
> Wool jersey is a knit, just like cotton (t-shirt)jersey. Although a
> very yummy fabric for mundane tops and dresses, not good for garb. I
> have used wool suiting(make sure it's 100% wool), gabardine and
> worsted for garb. Wool suiting and worsted tends to be similar to
> fabric used for modern men's suits. Gabardine is a little heavier.men's
> For a great summer dress, look for tropical weight men's suiting or
> tropical weight suiting. The colors may be limited to tradition
> suit colors, but you will be very comfortable in it for summer. IThank you! I'm glad now that I went ahead and asked, instead of taking
> have worn my tropical suiting gown during Pennsic when it was over
> 100F during the day and was just as comfortable as my linen dresses.
the plunge and buying that wool jersey I was eyeing. What about wool
crepe? Or challis?
Margaret de Greyve
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