29533Re: Wool-buying advice
- Feb 28, 2003
> This is a good point. I've been told by "those in the know" thatgarments.
> worsted is period for Elizabethan and other late period
Worsted wool is definitely appropriate for late period garments,
and even many early ones. It's the *look* of modern suit wools
that concerns me...
> The problem with most modern wool flannels that I've seen isthat
> they're too thick for things like gowns or tunics. Many arecan
> heavyweight or coat weight. The flannel would be perfect if you
> find light weight.I think your experience will vary by where you buy (or your fabric
store may call lighter-weight flannels by another name). I use
light, medium and heavy weight flannels for my garments. The
heavy weights are coatings and will practically stand up by
themselves. The medium weights are terrific for gowns. The
light weight I use for my husband's hosen and for gowns and
skirts when I'll be wearing multiple layers. I made my Shinrone
gown out of light weight flannel because I thought the skirt would
have been very heavy if I'd used medium weight, but I made a
medium weight one for our Queen and it was perfect.
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