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This finely woven Italian fabric is made from a delicious blend of wool, silk and linen. The combination of these three natural fibres produces a finely woven fabric with the look and feel of linen and the temperature regulating properties of wool and silk. The subtle mix of yarns in shades of brick red and natural white, woven in a tiny micro hounds-tooth design gives a wonderfully homespun, relaxed, casual style. This natural look and feel is reminiscent of the simple, country work wear, worn by rural communities of bygone times in New England.
New England Micro Houndstooth boasts good width and lengthwise stability,a soft cool feel and good drape quality that's still crisp enough for fine details like neat collars, pleats and pin-tucks. Utilise the practical properties and relaxed style of this fabric to make;
Grandad collar shirts and shirt dresses, The Kalle shirt and dress - from Closet Case Patterns is perfect. Pretty, peasant style, smock dresses with fine pin-tuck details or smocking will be delightful in this fine fabric. For other pattern recommendations try Simplicity's - Dottie Angels range, or Merchant and Mills - Factory Dress. Make future heirloom pieces for children, create cute romper -suits, with pretty smocked yokes, pretty dresses with fully gathered skirts and puffed sleeves. Style your own beautiful traditional pyjamas with piped collars, cuffs and pocket tops. For more contemporary or classic styles; shirts, A-line simple pop over dresses, (perfect for summer or layering in autumn). This hard wearing fabric will wash and wear for years to come and get softer with time.
New England Micro Houndstooth is a true classic that you will not regret, with all the benefits of natural temperature regulating fibres too!
Composition: 55% Linen, 37% Wool, 8% Silk
Width: 150cm / 59inch
Pattern repeat: N/A