Saturday, 21 May 2011
I love wool! Wonderful to sew in and wonderful to look at. Here is part two on fabrics used in the 1940’s. The third and last one will be all about the silks. I must say that I think the notes sometimes are a hoot. Why does they say that wool velour is the no 1 for the French woman?
Notes: Always fashionable.
Cheviot, serge and foulé
Uses: Suits, dresses
Notes: Hard to press. Suits should be made by a tailor.
Uses: Coarse: suits. Fine: dresses
Notes: Can be waterproofed
Uses: Coats, suits. The fine French quality can be used for dresses
Notes: Plain weave. Cool and lightweight.
Notes: My grandmother’s winter coat from 1939 was made of bouclé.
Uses: Dresses, blouses, scarves
Notes: Doesn’t wrinkle
Notes: The number one fabric for the French women. Treat it like velvet and keep the seams to a minimum.
Uses: Sports clothes, coats
Notes: Durable and hardy.
Uses: Dresses, sports blouses
Notes: Ribbed or smooth. Clings to the body.
I don't claim that this is a complete list of fabrics used and if something is missing, I would love to hear it.