Unwashed old cottons seem to impart a certain glow or patina, mostly due to mellowing and special finishes now outdated.
Novelty and variations on basic weaves can help define fashion trends of the day.
We spend hours each week finding rooms and objects that are special to those rooms, along with as much information about them as possible to keep everything accurate and educational.
Each object has its own special tie to UW–Stout’s history, and show what kind of amazing school it is.
Generally, by the early 1930s narrow widths were replaced by 36″ to 39″ for most all American dressmaking cottons and by the early 60s the standard was 42″ to 44″ though some 36″ widths cottons lingered on for another decade.
Old catalogs, ads, pattern and fashion magazines like the by Eileen Trestain, 1998, plus your personal knowledge are useful tools for a decade-by-decade comparison of fabrics.The separating line for muslin and percale is when thread count reaches 160.Of all the older fabrics, vintage percales are probably the most recognizable by their colorful floral and print designs and hard, smooth finish.Hello, my name is Jordan Ogdahl, and I am the team lead for the Digital Humanities side of the Hard Surface/Environment team.My team’s job is to come up with the best rooms and objects to be to be represented in , being that we don’t have the time to create every single room.