So Much More Than Shirts

 

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If you’ve been shopping at Farmhouse for any amount of time, you know what we love our shirtings. However, when some people hear that we specialize in fabrics for children’s clothing, they don’t understand our love for men’s shirting fabrics. Maybe what they don’t realize is that shirting refers to so many different fabrics-from broadcloth to twill to even Liberty of London lawns! All of our garments featured in this post are made of shirtings!

At Farmhouse Fabrics, our term “shirting” covers a very wide spectrum of fabrics. Miss Sally began calling certain fabrics “shirting” when she began buying fabric used by high-end men’s shirt manufacturers in New York. What the term meant to her was that it was crisp and light-weight…definitely not suited to a jacket or pants. However, sometimes when we call a fabric a “shirting”, our customers can only see it as fabric for men’s shirts and don’t open up to the other possibilities-such as children’s clothing! Often we use these soft, satiny fabrics for lovely blouses or dresses for our little girls. The highest praise we can receive is the approval of our little ones, and our shirtings have made the cut! One of Miss Sally’s granddaughters came into the shop recently, held a new length of shirting to her cheek, and asked for a nightgown out of the fabric…high praise indeed!

 

One of the wonderful things about our shirtings is that they come in countless colors and patterns. But this wasn’t always the case. Did you know that historically the shirt was considered an undergarment? Men would wear white shirts made of linen or silk under their more decorative outer clothing. The shirts were meant to be hidden-it would have been improper for the shirt to be seen. As the shirt slowly emerged as a regular and respectable item of clothing, the color of the shirt was still very important. In the 19th century, colored shirts were considered common and worn only by the lower classes. Gentlemen wore white shirts (hence the well known terms “white collar” and “blue collar”).

grant-caryThe idea of the white shirt being a mark of prosperity and masculinity permeated as late as the 1910s when stripes began to come into vogue. The type of fabric used to make the shirts gradually changed also. The early “under” shirts were made of linen or silk, but as shirts became worn on their own they were made of more durable fabrics such as broadcloth, oxford, fine twills, and pinpoint fabrics-all classified as “shirtings”. These fabrics have endured in the shirting industry as light-weight yet durable. Aren’t those two qualities just what we look for in children’s clothing too?

Although you wouldn’t guess by the sound of it, shirting fabric is some of the most ideal material for children’s clothing. The close, crisp weave feels silky against the skin, and the fun colors and patterns suit the personalities of the little ones who wear them.

DIY Heirloom Belt

Farmhouse Fabrics Heirloom Belt Tutorial

When you make a garment, you can bring a lot of character and beauty to your project by focusing on the details. Thoughtful touches to a collar or hem can change the look of an entire dress, and little accessories like a hair bow or a belt can pull everything together. Today we want to share a Farmhouse Fabrics original tutorial of what we call our “Heirloom Belt”. This belt was featured on one of our little girls in our latest advertisement in “Classic Sewing” magazine (see pictures from the ad here) and it is a lovely touch to an heirloom dress or blouse. Make it for a little girl in your life or make one for yourself! Here is what you will need:

Supplies

Swiss beading-width of your preference (determine your length by measuring around the waist of whoever you are making the belt for and then add an inch) See the beading we used here.

1 yard silk satin ribbon-width corresponding to your beading size. See the ribbon we used here.

Grosgrain ribbon-width of the entredeux to entredeux of your beading and color of your beading. The amount you need will be the length of your beading without that added inch. See the ribbon we used here.

Flat tape threader or ribbon weaver

Scissors, thread, and sewing machine

First, fold under and press the seam allowances of your beading.

It will end up looking like this:

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Lay your beading on top of your grosgrain ribbon. The beading will be slightly longer than the ribbon and you can fold that excess over the ends of the ribbon. Pin in place.

Using your sewing machine, topstitch your beading to your ribbon being sure to catch the folded over ends.

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This is where the amazingly handy ribbon weaver or flat tape threader come into play. If y’all don’t already have one of these you need to get one now….when I used one for the first time I felt like I was experiencing a whole new world. We stock several different ribbon weavers, but I used my favorite: the flat tape threader from the John James Bodkin set. Thread your choice of ribbon weaver with ribbon (my ribbon was 6 mm wide) and weave the ribbon through your beading. Ribbon Bodkin

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And ta-da! You are done! Use this sweet belt as an accessory on your lovely heirloom outfits and make it in varying widths using different entredeux. What a lovely little detail!

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Let’s Talk Christening Gowns

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Last week, Prince George of Cambridge turned three. In the barrage of photos celebrating the little prince’s birthday, we were reminded of the exquisite christening gown he wore back in 2013 and which was then worn again by Princess Charlotte in 2015. The British royal family is rich with tradition, so it makes sense that they would have a gorgeous heirloom christening gown to pass down.

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Christening gowns themselves are full of beautiful tradition and meaning. Up until the late 17th century, infants were carried to the baptismal font tightly swaddled and laid in a silk cloth decorated with gold braid-called a “bearing cloth”. However, in the 18th century, doctors began to discourage tight swaddling because they believed it restricted growth, and babies began to be dressed in gowns instead. The gowns were white to symbolize the innocence and purity of the infant and they were elaborately decorated in fine trims as was the style of that time. Christening gowns as a tradition have endured. Some parents have a lovely family heirloom gown to pass along to each child, and of course the royal family is no exception.

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The Windsor family christening gown through time. From left to right: baby Queen Elizabeth, baby Prince Charles, baby Prince William, and baby Prince George. The original gown was worn by every baby in the photos above except for Prince George, who is wearing the replica commissioned by the Queen.

The family christening gown that George and Charlotte wore is a replica of a gown commissioned by Queen Victoria for the christening of her eldest child, the Crown Princess Victoria, in 1841. The original gown itself was worn by over 60 royal babies until it was retired due to it’s deteriorating condition. The last child to wear the gown was Lady Louise Windsor in 2004-talk about quality craftsmanship! HM Queen Elizabeth commissioned an exact replica, which was first worn by a Windsor baby in 2008. Princess Charlotte was the 7th and most recent wearer in 2015. The gown and its original are made of yards of white satin and Honiton lace. Honiton lace is a bobbin “part lace” made in Hontion, Devon in England. Regular bobbin lace can only be as wide as the pillow it is made on, but part lace is composed of small lace motifs made individually and stitched onto a netting, so it’s width can be unlimited.

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Visit our website for the materials to create this stunning Christening gown by Connie Palmer-featured in the premier issue of Classic Sewing Magazine!

At Farmhouse, we specialize in heirloom sewing, so we work with many people creating Christening gowns. The most popular fabric choices are Nelona and Bearissima (see our blog post on heirloom fabrics for more info on those). Customers will also choose beautiful Maline or Swiss lace to embellish their heirloom. We have the privilege of assisting customers picking out lace for a christening gown. Whether its’s a new gown or matching lace to an old one, we love seeing the careful and loving creation of family heirlooms.

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Where Are We?

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Picture yourself driving down a winding country road. You pass a quaint white church on your left and then a little ways down you drive by picturesque cotton fields on your right. Just around the bend in the road is the driveway of Farmhouse Fabrics.

We often get questions about where we are located, especially when people are planning on coming for a class! “Where can I stay in Beech Island?” they ask. Well, the answer to that is really a long way of simply saying: nowhere. Beech Island, South Carolina is a place where, as we locals like to say, “there’s no beach and no island!”. This is a small agricultural community with a population of around 8,000-one of those towns where you drive through and if you blink you’ve missed it. Our claim to fame is that we are the birthplace of James Brown…”I Feel Good”. You would never guess that a fabric warehouse is tucked away in the trees beside Miss Sally’s 100-year-old white farmhouse.  Our shop seems out of place way out among the cotton fields and magnolia trees! So when we host a class, we usually recommend that students stay in one of our neighboring towns: Aiken, SC or Augusta, GA.

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The view as you leave the driveway of Farmhouse Fabrics!

Aiken is a lovely historic town known for its genteel past-times such as polo and the Aiken Steeplechase. It has a quaint downtown with lovely local restaurants and shops. If you want to experience some tranquil Southern culture, Aiken is the perfect place to see. The charming “Hopelands Gardens” are perfect for a stroll or viewing a free concert on your weekend evenings-the ideal break from sewing all day!

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Downtown Aiken, SC (photo found on Pinterest)

Augusta is just across the river from Beech Island on the Georgia side. Augusta is the third largest city in GA and home to the famous Masters Golf Tournament. Many visitors like to stay at a hotel on Washington Road-only a few miles down the street from the National. Sometimes the front gates to the course are open and passers-by can get a glimpse of the famous tree-lined driveway! Augusta also has the closest airport to Beech Island (the other option would be flying into Columbia, SC and driving the rest of the way).

For those of us who work at Farmhouse, the setting is ideal. There’s a lovely commute into work every morning. Some of us drive over the Savannah River as the sun comes up and the water sparkles. Others approach from the Aiken direction and pass the historic Redcliffe Plantation with its lovely spreading Magnolia trees. Customers who visit us are always pleasantly surprised at our quiet and peaceful surroundings. Come and see for yourself! We are open the first Friday and second Wednesday of every month from 8 AM to 3 PM. We are also available by appointment! Customers love to call ahead and schedule a day to make a “Farmhouse road trip”! Or visit us for one of our upcoming classes! There are so many kinds of classes to choose from…visit our “Classes” category on our website.

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Four of our upcoming class projects! Click here to go to our “Classes” category online!

We hope to see you soon! We would love to serve you some sweet tea and sit on the porch with you to enjoy our lovely view of the Southern country.

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Farmhouse Goes Shopping

If your shop is a destination sewing stop, where do you go on your shopping trips? We love having customers come in our store. If they aren’t too overwhelmed, they are so excited to be here! Some customers stick around all day finding treasures. Of course, at Farmhouse we are around these products all day. So what is our “Farmhouse Fabrics” equivalent? Where do we go to get our fabric shopping fix?

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Well, recently Miss Sally went on a shopping trip with Miss Cindy Foose (her co-designer of a Wink and a Nod patterns)! They headed to NYC to hit up all Miss Sally’s favorite fabric stops. To give you an idea of what their trip looked like: imagine 200 of our shops put together in one place. And imagine that those 200 shops are even more packed with fabric than ours is. Well, that would be one of the warehouses they visited. That’s not to mention the other two stops!

Of course Miss Sally and Miss Cindy were like children in a candy shop. They made the most of their time and saw all the important sites in New York: the fabric shops. Good thing they had a view of the Empire State building from the hotel window, because if it hadn’t have been, they might not have seen it. There were too many fabric warehouses to see!

These places are the stuff of fabric buyers’ dreams! Warehouses with floor upon floor of shelves simply packed with fabric! And there are so many different kinds of fabrics to choose from! Top of the line shirtings, delicate Swiss, heavily beaded bridal pieces, and everything else you could think of!

Fabric shop owners are simply shoppers whose stash has gotten a little out of hand. When you own a fabric shop, you need to go find someone who has a bigger stash shop than you. When we find that place, then we are the ones who are overwhelmed and excited! Always watch for new items from our shopping trips online in our New Items category.

Who knows when we might go on our next shopping trip! We need our fix too!

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Fall Ad Outtakes

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For Farmhouse Fabrics, an advertisement in Classic Sewing means a lot of children, a lot of outfits, and a LOT of pictures! If you take a look at our ad on page 14 of Classic Sewing’s latest fall issue, you can see three photos of our lovely models, but what you don’t see is the hundreds of other photos we left out! Some of those outtakes are so sweet that we just had to share them. Unfortunately you can only fit so many pictures on one magazine page, but on the blog we can post many more!

Farmhouse Fabrics 11These girls are growing up so quickly! Our sweet blonde on the left is wearing Miss Sally’s “Tiptoes and Twirls” dress. She used the “Laurel” dress pattern by Bonnie Blue Designs made out of Liberty of London “Margaret Annie” and trimmed with delicate Swiss edging and beading. The spunky redhead on the right is wearing our lovely “Denim and Pearls” dress. Miss Sally made this one out of the “Wendy” by Primrose Lane pattern using our lovely, soft Art Gallery denim and delicate embroidered Swiss voile. You can click on the photos below to make them enlarge so you can get a better look at these girls and their darling outfits!

 

 

So those are our “big girls”. Next we have our “medium girls” (they wouldn’t want to be called “little”!) They were so fun to photograph! These cuties pretty much ignored the camera and just did their own thing, which made for some very sweet pictures.

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Farmhouse Fabrics 14Miss Brunette on the left is wearing a top Miss Sally made using a variation of the Bonnie Blue “Ayla Rose” pattern. Miss Sally used our gorgeous seafoam linen and piped the waist-band and the sleeves with prissy pink imperial broadcloth piping. A stunning heavy Venise lace for the front and tiny Swiss edging lent an heirloom charm to the shirt. Miss Medium Blonde is wearing a gorgeous peasant blouse made out of peach dotted Swiss voile edged with an ivory French lace. Her skirt is made out of the Art Gallery denim and edged with the same Swiss edging that was used in the “Tiptoes and Twirls” dress.

 

 

 

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Finally we have our littlest redheads! These two were over the whole picture-taking thing pretty quickly, but we the pictures we got of them are too precious for words!

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Little Miss Red is wearing the new a Wink and a Nod Designs pattern “Cissy”. We actually have a kit for this very dress online—click here to see it! This girl’s hair is just gorgeous…we can’t get enough of it!

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Little Man is oh-so-handsome in his fall vest made using Kwik Sew 3399.

Here at Farmhouse, photo shoots are crazy, but they are also sew much fun!

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Truly Timeless Heirlooms

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Here at Farmhouse Fabrics, we absolutely adore heirloom sewing. If you read our last post, you know that one of the reasons Farmhouse Fabrics even began is because Miss Sally fell in love with the Southern children’s heirloom dresses. But what exactly is an heirloom dress? The dictionary defines heirloom as “a valuable object that has belonged to a family for several generations.” Now if that’s true, then how can you simply sew a new heirloom dress? “New heirloom” should be a contradiction! Well in sewing terms, heirloom refers to that style of work. It is called heirloom because each of these creations look as if they could have already belonged to a family for generations (and eventually most of them do!). Many of these incredible garments are passed down through families and become rich with memories and traditions.

We say that heirloom sewing is timeless and classic. But how timeless and classic is it really? Well, when a style can endure over 250 years then it really does earn the right to be called timeless. Let’s walk through heirloom sewing in the 1700s and beyond.

The Georgian Era (which includes the Regency Period) stretched from 1714 to 1830. This was the time of the American War for Independence, the Industrial Revolution, Jane Austen, and the well-known hymn “Amazing Grace”. Take a look at this portrait “The Sackville Children” by John Hoppner dated 1796. The children are all dressed beautifully and the little girls seem to be in matching dresses that look uncannily similar to our Miss Dot’s “Lace Clouds” dress!


The little Sackville girls are wearing white dresses out of a lovely lightweight material with what looks like ribbon insertion in the lower half of the skirt. Miss Dot created her own material for her dress by sewing together row upon row of some of our beautiful French insertions interspersed with our satin-centered organdy ribbon. The result is much the same as the Georgian dresses from 1796. Fabulous taste endures!

The Edwardian Era covered 1901-1910 and was the time of women’s suffrage in England, J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan”, and the first flight of the Wright brothers. Take a minute to sigh over the exquisite detail on these Edwardian dresses (photo found on Pinterest). The little white dress in the foreground seems absolutely identical to a pattern we carry!

The “Antique Toddler Dress” of Old Fashioned Baby by Jeannie Baumeister practically is that sweet little Edwardian dress-complete with round yoke and ruffles! Again, another example of enduring classics! (Side note: can you imagine if women still dressed like that! And we think it takes a long time to get out the door now!)

Post WWI, the Roaring Twenties Era brought about many changes in fashion. Clothing began to be designed for comfort and left behind the restrictive corsets that had even been worn by children in the bygone days. The “flapper” style definitely influenced children’s fashion. This sweet photo of a 1920s little girl (again found on Pinterest) reminds us of a lovely dress of embroidered Swiss voile made by one of our customers: Jane C (the dress on the right)!

The slightly dropped waistline of both the 20s version and the Farmhouse Fabrics version is an example of some of the “Jazz Age” fashion that is still around today!

Styles have come and gone through time. When we look at powdered wigs, whale bone corsets, hoop skirts, and other fashion fads we understand why they have faded away. But when we look at heirloom dresses, we can see immediately that this is a style that has endured and will continue to do so-even for another 250 years.

 

 

The Story of Farmhouse Fabrics

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If you’ve never been to Farmhouse, it’s difficult to describe. Until you walk through our door you can’t fully appreciate the shelves jam-packed with fabric and the hundreds of rolls of trims-not to mention the walls covered with notions and dozens of drawers stuffed with patterns! Whenever new customers come to visit us, we can see the look of excitement mixed with intimidation as they try to take it all in. During the years we have been in business, Farmhouse Fabrics has made quite a few changes.

It all began with Miss Sally.Miss Sally of Farmhouse Fabrics

Sally Whinghter was born and raised on a dairy farm in Michigan where her mother taught her how to sew and her father taught her all about hard work and honest dealing. Sally moved from MI after graduating college with a degree in occupational therapy and joined the army. She met her husband Joe at Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA and they ended up settling down just across the river in Beech Island, SC.

With the arrival of her first child, Miss Sally knew she wanted to be able to work from home. She wanted to contribute to the family income in a way that would not take her away from her children, so she began a custom sewing business for locals. Sally had always enjoyed sewing, but now she was in the home of Southern heirloom sewing and she found a new love. Miss Sally could not get enough of the fine fabrics and exquisite laces she began to use in her new line of work. She especially loved sewing for children, so naturally she searched more for children’s sewing elements. Miss Sally has fantastic stories of her amazing “hunting” trips around the country. On visits to see her sister in Lancaster County, PA, she had a favorite stop. Sally had come across a lady selling vintage sewing supplies. This woman sold out of an old barn on her property. When Sally came to her home, she would run down to the barn to turn on the lights and Sally would be allowed to go through the rows of chests-of-drawers stuffed to bursting with spools of silk thread and cards of mother of pearl buttons. One time while Sally was rummaging in the barn, she came across cards of antique French laces, some of them still tagged with their original prices of 17.5 cents per yard! When the woman who was selling the trims saw Sally’s face, she laughed and said, “It seems like Christmas, doesn’t it!” She didn’t even know the half of it.

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On the porch with some of our exquisite heirloom dresses! This is one of our favorite spots to take photos of our model garments.

As Miss Sally accumulated more beautiful finds, she began to wonder if she could find a way to take what she loved so much and turn it into a business. She officially began Farmhouse Fabrics in 1994 and gradually transitioned away from custom sewing into selling her fabulous finds online. The more Miss Sally got involved in the heirloom sewing world, the more she enjoyed what she did. Her whole business philosophy was to find things she loved. Sometimes she didn’t even mind if no one bought her merchandise…she wanted to keep it herself! One of Sally’s friends liked to tell her, “Don’t make love to your fabric…sell it!” She still needs to be told that sometimes!

There’s an expression: “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Sally certainly loves what she does, however, she worked hard to get there and she continues to work hard. The fun part is, she would do this even if it didn’t bring in a dime. Miss Sally has an insatiable appetite for finding beautiful things and it truly is amazing how she has been able to bring this love to others through her work.

So the next time you come to Farmhouse and take a look at our jam-packed shelves, you can know that all the products  you see have been chosen by Miss Sally with love. From sewing up at the house to selling Swiss lace online a lot has changed, but something that has stayed the same is Miss Sally’s mindset. She’s still doing what she loves.

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Do You Know Your Gingham Style?

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When you talk about gingham in a crowd, it can remind each listener of something different. One person may picture the iconic Bridget Bardot pink gingham wedding dress of the 60s, another may think of western cowboy button-up shirts, yet another thinks of classic Americana home decor, and another thinks of modern children’s clothing. The interesting thing about gingham is that everyone is correct. Gingham has been used over time in so many different ways! This fabric is iconic for many different reasons, and rightfully so! Gingham has earned its reputation!

Gingham is a mid-weight woven fabric. The yarn used to weave the fabric is dyed before the weaving process, which means that the fabric has no “wrong side”. In gingham fabric, the colored warp threads (the threads which go long-ways, providing the grain) are purely the colored yarn, whereas the colored weft threads have white yarn mixed in-this provides the paler horizontal stripe. This is unique to gingham.

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Gingham’s check pattern is very distinctive, but that wasn’t always true. In fact, in the
17th century when gingham was originally imported from India and Indonesia into Europe, the fabric was striped, rather than checked! It wasn’t until the mid 18th century, when gingham was produced in Manchester, England, that it was turned into a check pattern.

Katharine Hepburn + The Philadelphia Story + gingham 6While the mills in England began producing the new check gingham, mills were also established in the USA. The popularity of gingham rose as the prices were lowered. Over time, gingham changed from a practical choice to a more fashion-based choice. Hollywood stars in the 1940s modeled gingham fashions both in their movies and in their everyday wear. Some iconic gingham outfits from this time are Dorothy’s dress in The Wizard of Oz and Katherine Hepburn’s fancy gingham gown in A Philadelphia Story. Gingham continued to be in vogue in the 50s thanks to the popularity of western movies and musicals such as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Annie Get Your Gun, and Oklahoma! In the 60s, gingham easily transitioned to the mod look which became so popular-helped along again by movie stars. The raging popularity of gingham declined in the 70s. It wasn’t until the 2000s that gingham began to pick up speed again.

Today, gingham fabric embodies nostalgia, vintage style, and the “good old days”. It has flourished in the sewing world for over 200 years! Something that classic needs to be celebrated.

Check out our ginghams online at www.farmhousefabrics.com

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The Story of Liberty Lawn

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If you were to ask us what our favorite fabric in our store is, we really couldn’t tell you. How could we choose from such a vast array? There are so many fabrics to choose from, and we need to decide on just one?! Of course, we could go on and on protesting, but in the back of our head there would be little voice whispering, “Liberty of London lawn“. Now, we still are not committing to choosing a favorite, but we can certainly say that Liberty ranks very high on our list of lovable fabrics.

Lawn itself is a category of fabric that is lightweight and delightfully crisp. Its weight falls between that of a pima cotton batiste and a nelona (see our previous post on heirloom fabrics). It is the perfect fabric for blouses, lovely summer dresses, and other projects where you want a light fabric that will also wear well. Although lawn today is made of cotton, historically it was made of linen fibers. The town of Laon (sounds like “lawn” but without the “n”) in France used to be renowned as a city of lawn manufacturing-hence the name of the fabric! Lawn is made with very long, fine cotton fibers and has a very high thread count-which gives it that smooth feel. So are all lawns equal? The short answer to that is “no”. To hear the long answer, keep reading about Liberty of London lawn.

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Liberty of London is a department store in London, England founded in 1875. It was known for its luxury products from the East. Shortly after its founding, Liberty quickly became the fashionable place to shop and their fabrics were highly sought after. The store’s founder, Arthur Lasenby, intentionally built strong relationships with English designers and the store became one of the most prestigious in London, although its influence reached beyond the borders of England. Liberty was actually so influential in the spread of the “Art Nouveau” style that in Italy it was referred to as the Stile Liberty. Their prints are very distinctive to this day.

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The Liberty store was built from the timbers of two ships: the HMS Impregnable and the HMS Hindustan

Liberty Tana lawn is not only well known because of its fabulous, distinctive prints, but also the luxurious, smooth feel of the fabric. So what makes it feel so good? Liberty lawn is called “Tana” because it is made of Egyptian cotton, which grows near Lake Tana in Ethiopia. Egyptian cotton is an entirely different plant from simple cotton, and the rich soil on the banks of the Nile is perfect for growing the exceptionally long cotton fibers of Egyptian cotton known as “staples”(they actually are called Extra Long Staples, or ELS). These staples are then turned into an ultra-fine yarn. The long fibers mean that there are fewer meeting points (or “splices”) in the thread than in short, common cotton yarn which in turn means that the yarn is strong and smooth. Because the Egyptian cotton yarn is so fine, more threads can be packed into a square inch than in ordinary cotton which creates a higher thread count. All of these elements help to create the cool, comfortable, and deliciously smooth Egyptian cotton Liberty lawn.

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It really is incredible researching how this fabric came to be…it gives us a whole new appreciation for the beauty and the luxury this fabulous lawn brings to the table. After finding out how special Liberty Tana lawn is, we love it even more! Almost enough to call it our favorite…