IL020 MEADOW Softened - 100% Linen - Light (3.7 oz/yd2)

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Hovering somewhere between green, blue and soft grey, MEADOW linen has a mysterious ambiguity, like misty fog gathering over a salty sea. In French Impressionist Claude Monet's hand, this color was transformed into flickering patches of cold, airy morning light or a smoggy, enveloping haze. The mutable, changeable nature of this color reflected Monet's fascination with the fleeting nature of space and atmosphere.

At a lighter weight of 3.5 ounces this 100% linen is woven with finer threads to give it a smoother appearance. Referred to as lightweight or handkerchief linen, this fine, but surprisingly sturdy linen brings new meaning to the term "sheer elegance".

The cloth is Softened so we have added a softener to give it a silkier hand. The fabric has not been laundered so shrinkage will still have to be taken into consideration (shrinkage depends on fabric weave and laundering method).

Fabric specifications:

Article : IL020 Handkerchief
Content : 100% Linen
Type : BASIC
Thread size warp : 33.3
Thread size weft : 33.3
Thread count warp : 57
Thread count weft : 44
Color : MEADOW
Weight : 3.7 oz/yd2
Width : 58 inch
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Lovely color and hand!
Reviewer: Irene

I can't wait to sew with this fabric! It's even more soft after washing it.

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Sheer and very blue
Reviewer: Asya

The linen is lovely and smooth but it's quite sheer and the color is much more light blue than the pale green pictured. Other colors I have ordered (besides Turquoise midweight) have been very accurate

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Beautiful color and weight
Reviewer: Robyn

I love this weight of linen, and Meadow is just sweet.

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Maria profile image Beautiful fabric
Reviewer: Maria

I'm obsessed with this weight of linen - can't get enough of it! Lovely feel and drape, light and airy, but not transparent. Absolute pleasure to play with!

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Shae profile image Perfect Weight For Tops
Reviewer: Shae

I had no pattern in mind when I purchased this linen. I washed and dried it twice, ironed edges with steam, then made a Tunic. It developed as I went, adding lace inserts and flared cuffs to sleeves. I will be buying more if this gorgeous linen!

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Ivy profile image Such a pretty color!
Reviewer: Ivy

A soft blue-green, so pretty! Just washing it now. I'm inspired to make my nicest nightgown yet of this beautiful fabric.

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Penelope profile image Wonderful Everyday Linen
Reviewer: Penelope

This is a wonderful everyday linen to wear throughout the summer if you like light, fluid garments. I like it for both unstructured pants (see photos) and shirts with classic shirtmaking details (see Silver Lilac for a photo and the Review for some sewing suggestions). The lightweight linen does not require lining for pants if the design is full and fluid. Everyday lightweight linen pants can be worn at home for working in your sewing studio or out-and-about for a casual meeting with friends. The colors are wonderful, and as with all fabric shopping online, if you are looking to match colors, order a sample, otherwise you will find the photos generally accurate with a few happy surprises. If you wear linen and prefer a more refined look as I do, make friends with your iron.

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Museum exhibit background
Reviewer: Ann

I was helping to set up an exhibit of Pre-Columbian Peruvian pottery and textiles (1500-2000 years old). We wanted fabric to line the cases (and hide the various holders and stands). We wanted something with a)a bit of texture, b)soft, subtle variation of color (not a hard solid), c) good drape. Most of the display items have red or brownish red colors, so I knew I wanted an unsaturated blue/gray to set them off. I instantly knew I wanted linen, and "Meadow" was right color. Even the profession museum preparator who was helping us said "that fabric is perfect." It just gently melts into the background and really shows off these beautiful ancient pieces

This was my first doggie bag purchase, and I'm very pleased. This lightweight softened linen is perfect for a breezy summer top like this McCall's 8116 (SierraMcCall's Misses' Tops), which is a faux wrap top with a narrow elastic casing hidden in the seam allowance in back. This color will look great with white pants.

Posted by Kelly

A wonderful shade of blue linen fabric which is great for making kid's shirts and tops!

Posted by Lyn

Napkins - perfect color and weight for a patio dinner! One yard of fabric made a set of six.

Posted by Yuping

My boys all in Fabrics-Store linen for Easter! This Meadow color was not the mint shade that I expected from the thumbnail, more like a true light sky blue, so I switched what I planned to make with it. I made a German shirt pattern for my older two boys that turned out so cute. My first experience with linen from this shop and I love it. See more photos on my IG sara.borgeson.

Posted by Sara

I've made the striped linen shirt pattern in three different colors. Love all this linen, and the free patterns are just great. I hacked the pattern to make a loose fitting dress with a v neck front instead of one piece.

Posted by Sherry

This linen is so great to work with. I used it for two patterns from Tina Givens' collection—the Annabella and the Gypsy jacket. Can't wait to wear it in warmer temperatures.

Posted by Robyn

Bias cut tunic in IL020 MEADOW. Very basic, has only two seams, but since it's cut on a bias, it flows and drapes around the body.

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For a beach wedding.

Posted by Andrea

Tunic lightweight linen.

Posted by Natallia

This a vintage Vogue pattern and this color is soft and yummy. I'm going to call this color a soft sea foam green. Looks great with my off white linen wrap skirt and cropped pants. Laura F.

Posted by Laura

This nightgown is bell-shaped with a rounded hem that's lower in the back. Very comfortable and, I think, pretty!

Posted by Ivy

Breathe Clothing 'Magnolia' Shirt in Meadow:

Posted by Beth

Embellished cross-front pants in lightweight linen Mushroom. This color is a lovely tan and works as a versatile summer neutral. Just by chance, I had this linen ribbon in my collection and nothing would do but to use it to embellish these pants.

Posted by Penelope

Cross-front lightweight linen pant in Melon. As you can see from this photo, the Melon linen is much more vibrant than the Fabrics-Store website photo, however, the color is lots of fun to wear and always gets many complements.

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Cross-front fluid everyday linen pant in Meadow.

Posted by Penelope

This is one of the exhibit cases for the Museum display just reviewed

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