The fabric I chose to do is linen, and this is a linen dress from my closet.

Some other garments that feature the use of linen are:

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age by Sarah-Grace Heller takes an in-depth look at linen and other fabrics, discussing the amount of human labor and capital that went into textile production, the societal status associated with what people wore, and the life-cycle of such fabrics.

According to Fabric Saavy, linen comes in four weights: gauge, handkerchief, medium, and heavy. It is a crisp fabric made from fibers of the flax plant and doesn’t drape, but is extremely cool to wear in hot weather. The most common mistake people make with linen is choosing the wrong weight for their project.

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