Sunday, July 14, 2013

Linen Time of Year ~ VFG Fashion Parade for week of July 8th

Linen Time of Year

Before SPF 50, before shorts and sundresses, before all the many ways we strive to keep cool in the heat of summer, there was linen. In fact before almost any other textile, there was linen. The VFG Fabric Resource says:

Both a fabric and a fiber, linen is one of the oldest of textiles, with examples dating from many thousands of years B.C.E.The fabric is made of the fibers of the flax plant, and because of the natural variations in the fibers, characteristic slubs occur in both warp and weft. It is of a balanced plain weave. Linen is coveted for its absorbency, strength even when wet, being lint-free and quick-drying. It is famous for its use in making garments worn in hot climates. The name linen is derived from linon, the Greek word for the flax plant, and linum, the Roman word.

Keep your cool the vintage way, in vintage linen!

Linen Vintage 1950s Yellow Chartreuse Fleck Tweed Dress Suit from Pinky-A-GoGo

Vintage 1960s Ladies Blue Linen Deadstock Suit available at Ranch Queen Vintage
Vintage 30s Lavender and Lace Floral Day Dress offered by Better Dresses Vintage
You can find more fabulous vintage items from more sellers at the

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