Some of my favorite treasures of fabric are pieces I "inherited" when the sewing mothers and grandmothers of my non-sewing friends have died.
One friend gave me a piece of linen that had been her grandmother's. No telling how many decades ago this linen fabric was created. I hope that I have done at least some justice to the great fabric that my friend's mother passed along.
I treasured the fabric here in my studio for many years before I decided to wash it. I washed and washed it, buffeting it to lovely softness. Then I made one of my famous "O-Back Jumper" delights out of it!
Do you mind the rumpledy-ness of linen?
Hand-stitched red embellishment.... A simple, nice contrast.
new listing in KathleenTemple, Tailor on Etsy this morning that features my Linen O-Back Jumper as a sample. You can see more information about it there.