The fabrics called for on the backs of our vintage patterns are sometimes a complete mystery to us. What the heck is sharkskin? Why on earth am I supposed to sew my bathing suit from it? For a long time now I’ve been consulting all of my vintage sewing books and patterns to put together a comprehensive vintage fabric encyclopedia.
It’s rather large or I would post it here. You can find the complete encyclopedia on my blog A Few Threads Loose.
I hope many of you find it useful for your future vintage sewing projects!