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  1. Semi-Sheer Leaf Green Striped Cotton Batiste Quickview

    Semi-Sheer Leaf Green Striped Cotton Batiste

    A semi-sheer cotton batiste, in 3/16" wide leaf green and 1/4" wide winter white stripes. This is perfect for summertime wear - make it into a twirly full skirt or a lined vintage inspired shirtwaist dress! 56" wide. 100% cotton.
    $18.99

  2. 21" Border Print - Ikat Animal Silk & Cotton Batiste (Made in Italy) Quickview

    21" Border Print - Ikat Animal Silk & Cotton Batiste (Made in Italy)

    A lightweight semi-sheer silk and cotton batiste, in shades of toast, with touches of soft ocher and orchid - the body of this enchanting fabric is all animal, and the 21" border is all ikat! Utilize the lively border and sew this into a deceptively demure halter top sundress. Made in Italy. 54" wide. Silk and cotton blend.
    $39.99

  3. Soft Semi-Sheer Striped Silk & Cotton Blend (Made in Italy) Quickview

    Soft Semi-Sheer Striped Silk & Cotton Blend (Made in Italy)

    A semi-sheer silk and cotton fabric, in creamy ivory and with 3/8" wide crosswise textured stripes - soft and drapey, this would make a marvelous chemise or lined breezy curtains. Made in Italy. Cotton and silk blend. 57" wide.
    $35.99

  4. Semi-Sheer Delicate Floral Cotton Damask (Made in Switzerland) LIMITED STOCK Quickview

    Semi-Sheer Delicate Floral Cotton Damask (Made in Switzerland) LIMITED STOCK

    A lightweight semi-sheer cotton damask, with a woven delicate Arabesque floral pattern - this would be absolutely lovely as a pleat fronted dress shirt, a delicate tablecloth, or beautifully gossamer curtains. The Swiss are known for their fine cottons; this unique fabric must be touched and seen to truly appreciate it's beauty; take a chance and order a swatch! 56" wide. 100% cotton. LIMITED STOCK
    $39.99

  5. 1 1/4" Border - Embroidered  Celtic Border White Cotton (Made in Switzerland) Quickview

    1 1/4" Border - Embroidered Celtic Border White Cotton (Made in Switzerland)

    The Swiss are renowned for their cottons; A luxurious Swiss cotton, in pristine white, and with an embroidered 1 1/4" wide border running alongside both selvages in a graceful Celtic-like motif, and flanked by delicate faggoting and scallops. This fine imported cotton is perfect for an elegant dress shirt or full skirt - be sure and utilize the borders for the hem, cuffs, collar, plackets, and other detailing. Made in Switzerland. 60" wide. 100% cotton. Important: Swatches do not include a sample of the border!
    $45.99

  6. Luxurious White Striped Cotton (Made in Switzerland) Quickview

    Luxurious White Striped Cotton (Made in Switzerland)

    The Swiss are renowned for their cottons; A semi-sheer and luxurious Swiss cotton, in pristine white and with a pattern of lengthwise sheer pinstripes bordered by thin scalloped stripes. This fine imported cotton is perfect for an elegant dress shirt - starch it, and then pair it with black velveteen slacks for an understated look. Made in Switzerland. 62" wide. 100% cotton.
    $39.99

  7. Sheer Pristine White Striped Cotton Voile (Made in Switzerland) Quickview

    Sheer Pristine White Striped Cotton Voile (Made in Switzerland)

    A lightweight luxurious Swiss cotton voile, with lengthwise 1/2" wide sheer stripes alternating with 1/4" wide checkerboard woven stripes - this would be absolutely lovely as a dress shirt, or as beautifully gossamer curtains. This unique fabric must be touched and seen to truly appreciate it's beauty; take a chance and order a swatch! Made in Switzerland. 56" wide. 100% cotton.
    $49.99

  8. Sheer Scarlet Spotted Cotton Voile (Made in Switzerland) Quickview

    Sheer Scarlet Spotted Cotton Voile (Made in Switzerland)

    The Swiss are renowned for their cottons; A sheer and luxurious Swiss cotton voile, in vibrant scarlet and patterned with irregular raised spots. This wonderfully textured voile is perfect for a lined sleeveless chemise, to be worn with red linen 13-button, bell-bottom trousers plus pearls. Made in Switzerland. 54" wide. 100% cotton.
    $39.99

  9. Forest Creatures & Houses Cotton Voile Quickview

    Forest Creatures & Houses Cotton Voile

    A lightweight soft cotton voile in a playful print of prancing deer and houses in soft shades of green and blue, with mauve foliage forming delicate vertical stripes - perfect for a sophisticated infant's nursery, or a Gunne Sax inspired maxi dress. 54" wide. 100% cotton.
    $18.99

  10. Plum & Melon Scattered Floral Cotton Voile Quickview

    Plum & Melon Scattered Floral Cotton Voile

    A lightweight cotton voile, in a pattern of purple, taupe, blue, pear, and melon wildflowers scattered on a white background - lovely made into a wisp of a sundress or gathered skirt. 58" wide. 100% cotton.
    $18.99

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