Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by laurenm, Apr 22, 2020.
I don't think it's a burn out. A burn out--devore'--is woven with a different fiber from the base.
What do you think the fabric might be Claire? (I ask to learn—to me it looks like burn-out)
To me it looks like a blocked print.
It looks like devoré/ burnout to me, also. Here is the definition from Wikipedia:
Devoré (also called burnout) is a fabric technique particularly used on velvets, where a mixed-fibre material undergoes a chemical process to dissolve the cellulose fibers to create a semi-transparent pattern against more solidly woven fabric. The same technique can also be applied to textiles other than velvet, such as lace or the fabrics in burnout t-shirts.
Devoré comes from the French verb dévorer, meaning literally to devour
(The definition in our Label Resource is very similar but a little bit shorter.)
I got looking for a similar HC label online, and found a few that might confirm that the label itself might be Hattie's.
Coat (not exactly like Lauren's label, but not really like the other labels we have either):
Scroll down to the label on the box for the opera glasses
and a Hat:
Here are some better shots in daylight....it is definitely two levels of fabric and it feels like a fine muslin but I am a fabric dunce.
Now that I see the close ups - I do see more of a devore fabric.
I once had a similar fabric in a silk blouse, and it was a burn out fabric. The fabric on your dress is really yummy!
Thanks everyone, so 50s ?
I agree with Mary Jane, but the key ingredient is that you must have two different fibers.
The woven base layer has an almost linen weave feel/look.....could the top weave be silk? The fabric is not 'stiff' but it has alot of sturdiness to it. It's very fine and transparent.
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