Re: trim and fabric
> 1. Fabric and trim questionAlter Years Irish Dress and Easy Peasant shirt or Chemise. Now I
> From: "Ulrika" <the_happy_owl@...>
> Subject: Fabric and trim question
> What kind of fabrics should I use? Would linen (or cotton) in aIn my limited knowledge I would suggest a single colour light
> single color work for that?
natural wool or raw silk and real linen for under.
Natural silk is suprisingly strong and cleans well even if hand washed.
(Scotch gaurd the hems) this helps ward off moisture wicking and dirt
washes out easier. Wool breathes and can go through many weather
situations. Both would be available in the best natural colour choices
and they smell right and feel right. A less expensive alternative to
linen is muslin.
> I've also been trying to figure out why trim was used and how it wasused (and what did it look like), but as of yet I'm still pretty
> cluelesshere's a place to start with trim;
find "clothing" then find "trim" there is good info here.
some more info on trim and garb
hope this helps