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Linen Time of Year ~ VFG Fashion Parade for week of July 8th

Discussion in 'PUBLIC VFG Fashion Parades' started by thespectrum, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. thespectrum

    thespectrum Trade Member Staff Member

    Linen Time of Year

    Before SPF 50, before shorts and sundresses, before all the many ways we strive to keep cool in the heat of summer, there was linen. In fact before almost any other textile, there was linen. The VFG Fabric Resource says:

    Both a fabric and a fiber, linen is one of the oldest of textiles, with examples dating from many thousands of years B.C.E.The fabric is made of the fibers of the flax plant, and because of the natural variations in the fibers, characteristic slubs occur in both warp and weft. It is of a balanced plain weave. Linen is coveted for its absorbency, strength even when wet, being lint-free and quick-drying. It is famous for its use in making garments worn in hot climates. The name linen is derived from linon, the Greek word for the flax plant, and linum, the Roman word.

    Keep your cool the vintage way, in vintage linen!
    Bela Lugosi in a white linen suit, 1930
  2. pinky-a-gogo

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  3. thespectrum

    thespectrum Trade Member Staff Member

  4. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

  5. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  6. Vinclothes

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  7. Ranch Queen Vintage

    Ranch Queen Vintage Trade Member

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    1960s Linen Dress

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    1960s Linen Suit

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    1980s Ferragamo Linen Dress
  8. thespectrum

    thespectrum Trade Member Staff Member

  9. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG President Staff Member

    Hey Hollis, your beautiful pink dress came to my inbox via Zuburbia, her VPOD!

    I've got a grey linen sheath dress by Jane Derby new in my webstore:

    In my Etsy shop there is this 1940s tassel print linen skirt
  10. vintagedevotion

    vintagedevotion Trade Member

  11. thespectrum

    thespectrum Trade Member Staff Member

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