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Michaela C
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« on: September 27, 2016, 01:58:47 PM »

I'm looking for some new dress fabric; I don't really know what I have in mind, but I came across this. It's 100% (or so it says) wool shirting. I didn't know wool shirting was a thing, but if it does exist it sounds light. Is it worth a shot?

https://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/p3629_20061-charcoal-black-stripe-shirting
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2016, 02:09:16 PM »

Fashion Fabrics Club often plays fast and loose with the definitions for their fabric. Reading between the lines, they say it has a brushed surface - I'm guessing this is something like a flannel shirting - something you'd find in one of those modern cozy shirts that are popular this time of year.

Others have more expertise and have touched more original garments than I have, but I seem to recall that brushed flannel dresses just don't really show up.

Maybe order a swatch and see what it feels like?
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 02:28:57 PM »

I remember being told on this forum when I first joined that pinstripes (along with houndstooth checks) are a no-no for our period.  I may be wrong; if so please correct me! 
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2016, 12:39:33 PM »

I can't say I've seen either pinstripes or houndstooth on originals, but there are also plenty of original garments I haven't seen.  Aesthetically, I'd pass on the pinstripe since it's likely to read as solid at distance and to look like a man's suit up-close. 
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2016, 03:03:43 PM »

Elizabeth K hits on my two big factors with pintripes... Not something I've seen for mid-century, and the way it reads distance/close.
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2016, 11:38:15 AM »

I have several silk and wool pinstripes.
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2016, 09:22:57 PM »

Oooo. Good to know!
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