IL019 BLUE BONNET Softened - 100% Linen - Middle (5.3 oz/yd2)

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The cold, blue silence of BLUE BONNET Linen hovers like a thick mist through Edvard Munch's paintings, investing his artworks with a mysterious, pervading ennui. Munch's Expressionist and Symbolist drawings, paintings and prints captured the changing spirit of the early 20th century.

Quiet, understated blues allowed Munch to convey this shadowy world of the unknown, so filled with anticipation and intrigue, as his solemn figures gaze hopefully and fearfully towards the future.

At a medium weight of 5.3 ounces, this 100% linen is versatile enough to be referred to as an All Purpose or Do it All linen. With its smooth look and tighter weave, this linen is neither sheer or heavy, but just the right in-between weight you will need for a variety of projects.

Fabric specifications:

Article : IL019 Multi Purpose
Content : 100% Linen
Type : BASIC
Thread size warp : 17.9
Thread size weft : 17.9
Thread count warp : 46
Thread count weft : 37
Color : BLUE BONNET
Weight : 5.3 oz/yd2
Width : 59 inch
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Blue Bonnet
Reviewer: Dorothy

Received fabric yesterday. Will make a pair of pants with shell to match. Love the fabric. Dorothy

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CK
Very comfortable and a beautiful color!
Reviewer: Chloe

I bought this fabric to make a dress with a fitted bodice and full skirt. I had never sewn with linen before but the medium weight really helped with keeping the pieces on grain. The skirt ended up being about 3 yards all around with a beautiful drape. Will definitely be buying more!

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LS
Stunning Color
Reviewer: Loisann

I cannot wait to make this into a cotehardy for my English Persona !!!! The color is beautiful !!!!!

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PO
Nico short dress
Reviewer: Pamela

I made the Nico short dress with IL022 961 yarn dyed stripe. Beautiful fabric! Very soft and light but not see through. Perfect for summer Florida weather. I also made a table runner, placemats and napkins with this color. Again beautiful fabric! Very easy to work with!

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Gorgeous Blue
Reviewer: Ashley

I used this to make a historically accurate kirtle via the Tudor Tailors. The color barely crocked when soaked, there was very little shrinkage, and it had a gorgeous drape. The fabric was easy to pleat, and came together easily. The sleeves are reversible and lined with heavyweight green linen from this site, and the shirt is made from the bleached color IL19 weight. Looking forward to wearing this!

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IB
Love the color
Reviewer: Ilknur

Nice material great for dresses, blouses and I love the color

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Kari profile image Lovely color!
Reviewer: Kari

I love the beautiful hue of this linen. It's one of my favorites of all the linen sold here. It pairs well with many different colors and is soft to wear. Great linen for tunics and dresses.

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Maria profile image Lovely color!
Reviewer: Maria

I just love this color, for me it is the perfect medium blue with a lightest, faintest hint of teal which makes it so much more interesting! Definitely will buy more of it, it's my new favorite!

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Simone profile image Less dark than swatch, see my picture
Reviewer: Simone

My picture shoes the color pretty true (on my screen at least) it does not have any teal notes in it and isn't as dark as what the swatch above shows. At least not my dyelot.

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Simone profile image Lovely medium blue
Reviewer: Simone

Love the color and the weight of this linen, it's a very understated color. Muted yet blue and not muddled or greyed out. I made a button front shirt dress and wear ot all the time!

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Reviewer: Lynda

After the first wash this is the most luxuriously soft linen I have purchased from Fabric-Store yet but that takes nothing away from the gorgeous color. Matches my eyes so I see a dress in the making. Would buy it over and over again. Lynda

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KT
Took my breath away
Reviewer: Anonymous

I just received my IL019 100% Linen Blue Bonnet, softened. Oh my goodness! The color is so beautiful I keep looking at it. I am not sure what I will make with it yet, but know it will make up beautifully. I really like it and am glad I purchased it. Nice. Very nice.

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KS
Blue Heaven Dress
Reviewer: Kristi

Love, love love this color! Weight of this linen is perfect for the dresses and tunics I design and make. So happy with my purchase.

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CJ
Love it!
Reviewer: Carmela

Love this linen! It truly is an all-purpose linen and works well for many projects. It's a beautiful blue color that does appear a tad lighter in natural light, than it does in the listing photo. annelieseandserafina.etsy.com

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AW
Some fading
Reviewer: Allison

I made myself a skirt and a reversible bodice using this and some green piecings for the other side. After wearing it at faire for 2 years the blue on the straps of my bodice has started to fade. This fading has not happened with any of the other linens I have bought from here. It was very disappointing and I'm hoping that perhaps it was just that particular dye lot perhaps just mixed with my sweat, because I would still probably purchase again. I love the color all too much. The skirt I made has not shown too much fading, and unlike the bodice, I throw it in the dryer almost every time I wash it.

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LW
Lovely soft medium blue
Reviewer: Lauren

Fabrics-store's 5.3 oz IL019 linen is my go-to all-purpose linen for both modern and historical clothing. It's a good weight for skirts, pants, and dresses, as well as for 18th-century-style petticoats and everyday gowns. It has a half-inch closed selvage on each side that reduces the need to bind or fell seams -- although it does fray on the cut edges, so you'll want to do something with those. Blue Bonnet is a nice medium blue, sort of like stonewashed denim or a slightly faded indigo dye. The color is uniform and even -- no heathering effect. It is a bit coarser and slubbier than the IC64, so it's nice for modern outfits where you want that crunchy look.

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MM
Beautiful and vibrant colour
Reviewer: Megan

I loved this colour when I saw it on the website, but loved it even more when I received it. The picture on the website doesn't do the colour justice - it looks in the pic like a teal shade, but it is a lovely rich clear blue. I am so looking forward to making something with this fabric - I just cannot decide what to do. I have used this same family of linens before, and it is beautiful to sew with and handle, and is hard wearing and looks fantastic.

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BT
Haven't worked it up yet, but l love IL019
Reviewer: Bethany

I use this linen for all my SCA costuming since traditional Medieval Northern European weather was, shall we say, somewhat colder than Mississippi, USA. Also I am allergic to wool and this is my only other authentic option for costuming. A nice color easily explainable as a dye having been made with woad.

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I love this fabric
Reviewer: Nannette

I just finished the embroidery on a late-Roman-period palla (large rectangular shawl) made from this fabric, and I loved working with it. The hand of the fabric has just the right amount of softness, I love the medium indigo-blue color, and it is very easy to embroider. The only problem -- and it was a small one -- was that the selvedge was somewhat rough along the inner edge and had to be trimmed off, and the fabric hemmed there instead of leaving the selvedge in place as I'd planned. Nevertheless, I will definitely be using this fabric for more reenactment clothing projects.

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LT
darker than pictured online
Reviewer: Anonymous

I love this fabric... I use it quite often for my customers garments when they order the color blue.. It is more of dark indigo blue than a navy, but definietely the online picture is so much lighter than in hand.. this is close to navy in hand.

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18th Century Gown
Reviewer: Joyce

I used this linen to make a 1770-era Open Robe Polonaise gown. It worked up beautifully, has a nice body and a pretty color. I highly recommend this linen for re-enactors.

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RP
Another winner
Reviewer: Rebecca

I like the color and weight. A pretty, dark blue.

Top using Blue Bonnet midweight linen, Fabric-Store.com Linen Tunic Dress pattern (changed sleeves and shortened dress to turn into blouse) and Diane Erickson "House" stencil. I'm very happy with the color, style, fabric quality and my final result. My Etsy shop is Etsy.com/shop/Mydotshop.

Posted by Enid

Kirtle as described in reviews above.

Posted by Ashley

Morocco-style cropped pants in mid-weight blue bonnet linen. I added in-seam pockets. Love these pants.

Posted by Kathleen

Norse underdress in blue bonnet and ginger.

Posted by Kari

Top of Medieval over dress.

Posted by Janette

Medieval over dress for renaissance faire.

Posted by Janette

Linen peplum tunic in IL019 BLUE BONNET with applique in IL019 DRESS BLUE.

Posted by Maria

Shirt Dress in blue Bonnet. Gorgeous understate color!

Posted by Simone

jacket made from Bluebonnet.

Posted by Pat

Blue Bonnet and FS White Linen. Love how these turned out!

Posted by Darcy

I love this linen dress!

Posted by Jennifer

This is a blouse I made using a Folkwear pattern #270, Metro Middy Blouse. The drape of the linen is excellent and I love the Blue Bonnet color. Mother of Pearl buttons.

Posted by Pat

Double Layer Linen Baby Ring Sling annelieseandserafina.etsy.com

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Posted by Takako

Makes for a great summer ring sling! This fabric is breathable and lightweight. Has a 'denim-like' character to it. Very impressed with how it is breaking in.

Posted by Nicole

Pleated skirt and bodice for So Cal Renaissance Faire. This fabric is a joy to work with and very comfortable to wear. It beautifully lets air through and heat out.

Posted by Elana

Tote bag by Kotyo & Co, France

Posted by Veronique

made from IL20,tomato puree,perfect for girl dresses.

Posted by Marie

Beautiful girls'dresses made from light linen Il20.I love working with this fabric for the softness and the great look. My customers love it. Fabric color are: tomato puree,parrot green and melon.

Posted by Marie

I overdyed Blue Bonnet with an indigo dye, and sewed Tina Given's pattern "Prairie Slip" from this great linen. I used vintage linens for the under skirt, and authentic Japanese fabric for the pockets. Great linen in great colors, that take dye wonderfully.

Posted by Lorie

Posted by Andrea

This skirt has beautiful flow and movement. There is a white linen petticoat under the skirt. The skirt is Bluebonnet trimmed with Cobalt, and the cuffs, scarf, and hair bow are also made from those two colors. I am loving my linen!

Posted by Ruth

I made my daughters coordinating dresses out of 2 yards of bluebonnet fabric that I bought from a doggie bag sale. The color is an interesting blue...definitely not a true bluebonnet color like our Texas state flower, but still pretty by itself. Blue is one of my favorite colors so I wear a lot of it, but this shade of blue is unlike anything I have on hand. It goes well with itself, but doesn't match the typical blues that I have. Maybe it tends toward gray? I like how these dresses turned out, but I probably would choose a different blue in the future.

Posted by Jamie

Colonial Pennsylvania German shortgown worn by "young" Grace, hearth cook apprentice at Dill's Tavern, PA.

Posted by Sarah

My husband loves the breeziness of linen, so I made him a camp shirt in bluebonnet and asphalt and embellished it with embroidered UFOs. Finishing the seams properly was time consuming, but I love the way this fabric drapes.

Posted by Amelia

Linen is luscious for baby slings - natural, durable, and breathable! This blue color is wonderfully moody! Find pure linen slings and many other different types of choices at lilpeeperkeepers.com!

Posted by Rebecca

This is the corner of a large shawl (palla) made of the 'Bluebonnet' linen. Hand embroidery is done in Holbien stitch. (I love embroidering on this fabric!)

Posted by Nannette

18th Century Open Robe Gown, using Mill Farms Pattern

Posted by Joyce
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