Apparel-Quality Linen Prints
Nothing says warm weather style better than linen. Linen is a breathable fabric made of natural fiber. It is cool to wear in the summer, yet it is also comfortable to wear as the weather turns cooler in the fall. This luxurious fabric has been treasured for centuries and was once restricted to the use of the wealthy.
Today’s linens are affordable and beautiful. They are available in several weights and a palette of colors. Apparel-quality linen prints make stunning dresses and suits. OFS now carries an outstanding line of gorgeous, contemporary linen prints. These fine European linen prints are a 100% linen, not a blend.
Linen is easy-to-sew, although it does tend to ravel. While linen can be washed, it is recommended that fine apparel-quality linen, such as these prints, be dry-cleaned to avoid shrinkage and fading.
I really enjoy working with linen and I have several linen items that I have made in my wardrobe. Linen is a joy to sew when you know the tricks to handling it. It is very durable when properly cared for, so I recommend choosing classic styles for your linen projects. A-line dresses and skirts, and simple shell tops are winners for linen. So are classy jackets and dresses. Linen can go casual too. It looks great as shorts and culottes.
You will be proud to wear your finished linen garments year after year.