Fabric

Always 100% natural, biodegradable materials.

Most everyday clothing comes to life beautifully in high-quality woven linens and organic cottons, such as the ones I keep in stock. These fabrics are versatile in style, comfortable to wear, easy to care for, and relatively eco-friendly.

 

When you sign up for a Custom Clothing Project, I'll make recommendations based on your priorities and the details of your Project. The images in this gallery are what I have in stock now. Access to these fabrics is included in all Custom Clothing Projects, though availability can change.

Please read about requesting non-stocked fabrics here. There are some kinds of fabric I do not use. Please review the list of fabrics I don't use before signing up for a Custom Clothing Project, so there's no ambiguity.

BROADCLOTH

Broadcloth is a medium/light-weight plain-woven cloth. This broadcloth is uncommonly soft and luxurious. It's incredibly versatile: this is my go-to cloth for the "first make" of most designs because it's easy to care for and such a pleasure to wear. Great for blouses, tunics, mild-season skirts and pants, and colder-season undergarments. 100% GOTS-certified Organic Cotton.

 

BATISTE

Batiste is a very light-weight plain-woven cloth. It's slightly sheer; if used in a single layer, it lets the light through for a peek-a-boo hint of what's beneath. This batiste feels delicate, but it's surprisingly sturdy. Lovely for summer blouses, tunics, and undergarments, handkerchiefs, decorative seam bindings, and underlinings for heavier-cloth cotton or linen garments. 100% GOTS-certified Organic Cotton.

 

LINEN

If you haven't worn high-quality linen before, you might be surprised by how easy is to care for and how well it keeps its shape. Linen is a durable, breathable, and naturally dirt-repellent cloth made from the stems of the flax flower pant. For centuries, it was the primary cloth people wore. Flax grows with very little need for enrichment or pest-control, making it an eco-friendly crop.

 

Linen cloth is machine washable and amazingly comfortable to wear. Linen comes in many different thicknesses and can be a great choice for any kind of garment.

 

Requesting Other Fabrics

If there’s something you want that I don’t stock, I’m happy to help you find your perfect fabric.

These Fabrics would have to be purchased specially for your Project:

  • Canvas

  • Silk

  • Terry cloth (woven)

  • Flannel

  • Wool (woven or felted)

  • Other woven linen colors or prints that I don’t stock

  • Other woven cotton colors or prints that I don’t stock

  • Hemp (woven)

  • Light to Medium weight cotton denim

  • Other cotton weave styles, like twill, double gauze, or dobby

  • Tencel

  • Lyocel

Buying new fabric for your Project might make the Project take longer. An additional fee (equal to the cost of the fabric yardage plus any associated shipping fees) will apply. Availability, of course, can vary.

 

You may also supply your own fabric, as long as it isn't one of the fabrics I don't use (see the next section).

 

But there are some fabrics I don't use, even if you ask nicely. 

my Custom Clothing Program won't be a good fit for you if you must have:

  • Anything fossil-fuel based. Common examples include:

    • Spandex

    • Polyester

    • Nylon

    • Elastane

    • Acrylic

    • Vinyl

  • Acetate

  • Rayon

  • Viscose

  • Knits (e.g. jersey or ponte)

  • Fur, real or faux

  • Leather, real or faux

  • Heavy denim

  • Stretch denim

  • Sequins

  • Feathers

 

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