Pictures of A New Fabric Stash Addition: Windowpane Ivory Cotton Gauze

I recently mentioned the addition of a new fabric to my stash! I bought it with the thought to build an early Regency dress and another something or two. Perhaps an 18th century apron? Or an Edwardian blouse? Now I’m also considering a frothy 1908-ish dress. And I’m sure that more ideas will be sparked before I actually construct anything (because there are many other things on the “to be sewn” list that need to come first!). But I did promise pictures. Here they are!

Ivory cotton gauze with windowpane pattern. It’s fairly sturdy, but has a lovely drape and is quite soft to the touch.

It’s semi-transparent. This is with nothing behind it but color.

This is with my hand behind it. You can see the outline of my hand pretty distinctly.

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About quinnmburgess

Quinn M. Burgess creates reproduction and costume historic clothing. Her inspiration has a strong foundation in history: historic dress, social history, and material history. With the addition of clothing construction knowledge, her passions converge in an imaginative world of creative history that she loves to share with others.
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4 Responses to Pictures of A New Fabric Stash Addition: Windowpane Ivory Cotton Gauze

  1. Caroline says:

    I have the same fabric! I bought it thinking an early 1800’s dress, too. I can’t wait to see what you do with it. I need ideas.

  2. MaryP says:

    Beautiful — where did you find it? I’m looking for something similar (though, with luck, a larger 1 1/2″ windowpane) to replace a beloved but decaying semi-transparent, white cotton gauze window panel in my book nook and can’t seem to find it anywhere. I can find plain white gauze, even striped gauze, but no windowpane. I would be grateful for some suggestions.

    • I just came across this while at store looking for other things in Fabric Place Basement here in Massachusetts. It’s not something I’ve gone out looking for, so I don’t have any other recommendations to give you, unfortunately. Thanks for reading and commenting! Good luck finding a replacement fabric for your nook!

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