The truly all-purpose fabric is this medium-weight brown linen. The color brown can be found used in every social class and the durability of this linen makes constructing any garment a breeze. In 1745 a man named Will took with him "... 2 Pairs of wide Sailors check Trowsers, 3 Pair of brown Linen ditto, 3 Shirts of ditto..."
Beautiful Fabric! It came nice and crispy and after a quick wash and dry it is so soft and smooshy! While this won't be used for historical garments, it will be used for clothing. I'm very pleased!
Width before wash - 59"
Width after wash and dry - 56"