Amelia has been working out the details on her project and we are ready for “real” fabric – more about the project later, but we have to tell you that the Robert Kaufman linen she showed up with from Oak Fabrics in Chicago is so nice that we felt inclined to post about it.
It is a 55% linen and 45% rayon blend that has the nicest feel – perfect for structured garments and yet still light enough with just the right amount of… slink… Just the perfect balance between the two. And the fibers themselves seem to be longer than most blends, so the weave really holds up. We took some of the scraps before sending them to the compost pile, washed and dried them a couple of times, and the face of the fabric is still nice – it isn’t fuzzing up as some of the cheaper blends like this would.
She is using the sage color for this piece.
So put this on your Summer sewing list if you are looking for something that drapes well, isn’t stiff, but still feels like a little bit of Summer structure is in order. You will not be sorry. We are almost sad that the scraps are going to get composted – such luxury compost.