A Cloth Merchant

Thread Theory Linen Drawstring Pants

Debbie Christensen

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“In the time of swords and periwigs and full-skirted coats with flowered lappets – when gentlemen wore ruffles, and gold-laced waistcoats of paduasoy and taffeta – there lived a tailor in Gloucester. He sat in the window of a little shop in Westgate Street, cross-legged on a table, from morning till dark. All day long […]

Linen Thurlow Shorts

Debbie Christensen

I’ve been planning these Sewaholic Thurlow shorts since last year. I’m not sure why they’ve taken me so long, though. I looooove this linen. It’s nice to have a pair of shorts without whales printed on them, because as much as I love them, they don’t really “go” with a lot of my stuff. Like […]

Linen Zinnia

Debbie Christensen

This happens to me a lot, and I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I was going through my closet the other week, and I had absolutely nothing to wear. Really, I have plenty to wear. But I had to go to a wedding rehearsal, and I didn’t really have anything appropriate for it. […]

Tied With a Bow


That’s right, bowties! These are for the groomsman in my best friend’s wedding. The fabric is our lightweight brown linen. They turned out super nice, but the construction was pretty tricky due to the loose weave of the linen. I made what I’ll call a practice (it wasn’t intended to be). The bias stretched out […]