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Michaela Richmond
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« on: August 25, 2016, 04:51:55 PM »

I'm trying to find an appropriate (and reasonably priced) wool flannel for a warm under petticoat. I stumbled across these 100% wool flannels from Fashion Fabrics Club, but the "suiting" part is making me a little hesitant... Are they ok, or should I steer clear? If they're a no, do you have any other wool flannel source recommendations? Thank you!

1.) https://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/p209968_45944-dark-beige-wool-flannel-suiting
2.) https://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/p209966_45956-buttercream-wool-flannel-suiting
3.) https://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/p197406_41934x-pewter-grey-wool-flannel
4.) https://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/p209846_45926-grey-multi-plaid-lightweight-wool-suiting (also not sure if this plaid design is ok)
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2016, 05:45:55 PM »

I'm pretty much addicted to Fashion Fabrics Club. The main issue with their website is that their descriptions can really run the gamut, especially in wools. You have to get good at translating what they mean.

Some key things I look for when shopping for wools on FFC: light/mid weight, described as good for dresses/slacks, usually "suiting weight" is an okay descriptor. Most of these wools fit that description.

I've never seen a plaid wool used for undergarments, but I'm no expert in this area so others may know of extant examples that I haven't seen.
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2016, 10:34:35 PM »

I know of a checked wool petticoat in the UK National Trust collections, and a silk plaid in The Met.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2016, 07:57:13 PM »

I would definitely go for it. In fact I may do!

I would choose the buttercream, because that's a natural wool color that you see a lot in 19th-century wool underthings (and baby things). This example is slightly post-CW, but still, that's the color you see over and again:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/97108935687741804/
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2016, 04:58:27 AM »

Thank you ladies for your help! And that's wonderful Jessamyn because that's the one I was leaning towards!
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