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Date: 12/7/12 5:05 PM

Hi guys,

I just received an email from Michael's Fabrics about their 50% off year end sale!


Dear Valued Customer,

We hope this email finds you and your family well.

We are having a massive year-end inventory clearance sale – out with the old , in with the new. All fabrics on our website are 50% off. We put about 40 new fabrics up in the last few days. We just put up 9 today and will have 10 more fabrics up in the next hour. We are going to put new fabrics up every day for the next two weeks. Please check our website frequently to see our new sale fabrics.

We have made new fabric purchases, which we expect in the next two weeks.

Thank you very much. Please tell a friend.

We appreciate your business.

Kindest regards,


Michael and Sherri
Michael’s Fabrics
443-275-2960 (Office)
www.michaelsfabrics.com

P.S. If you have receive this email in error or do not wish to be on our mailing list, please let us know. Your name will be deleted immediately. Thank you.




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Date: 12/7/12 5:46 PM

Michael just called me back an hour ago. A cotton-linen bundle & 4 yds of the flannel will be sent Mon.

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Date: 12/7/12 7:22 PM

I ordered a wool bundle Thanksgiving weekend whn he was offering bundle wools (mostly Zegna from Italy) for $5.50 a yard. No picking colors....get what you get....

I can't believe how gorgeous these fabrics are.....I see the same Italian fabrics in Europe for well over 75eu.

Next time he offers wool bundles....I highly recommend.

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Date: 12/7/12 8:05 PM

He has more.

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Subject: Michaels Fabrics 50% off year end sale Date: 12/8/12 9:20 AM

just ordered 3 yards of the wool boulce for V1060 - !! So Excited!! Thanks for the heads-up.

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Date: 12/28/12 3:06 PM

I ordered 10 ys of the wool and another 10 of the linen bundle. The quality is impressive and the cuts are generous. The wools appear to be from Zegna and Tom Ford (high end man's suits from Neiman Marcus!). The staff are super friendly.
They are also running a 50% sale.
Now is to find time to sew this jewels.

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Date: 12/28/12 4:40 PM

It's not "appears to be" from Zegna. It IS.

The first time I got a Michael's bundle, I was astonished at the fabrics, and put teensy swatches of them into my wallet for opportunistic notions buying. I still had them in my wallet when I went through Heathrow airport, peeked sideways at Harrod's, and saw "Zegna" on the back wall. The next time I went through Heathrow and wasn't racing for the gate, I detoured to look at the suits and compare the solid swatches. 100% match.

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Got a cut of silk/linen which had a fine textured pattern woven into it. It's captured my fancy along with the description of "patterned linen popular at the time" on an Egyptian funeral figure wearing a slim dress. Anyone have an idea on the sorts of closures they had, because that dress was literally painted on and it would require some way to be slit and fastened?

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Date: 12/28/12 5:20 PM

Quote: Quincunx

Got a cut of silk/linen which had a fine textured pattern woven into it. It's captured my fancy along with the description of "patterned linen popular at the time" on an Egyptian funeral figure wearing a slim dress. Anyone have an idea on the sorts of closures they had, because that dress was literally painted on and it would require some way to be slit and fastened?

Here's an article about ancient Egyptian clothing.

The basic woman's dress, the kalasiris, seems to have been a tube of linen, sometimes held up with shoulder straps, and sometimes draped on the body, like a sari. Here's an article about it. There are statuettes from the time showing fabric being pleated, and as the article says, the Egyptians did have starch and may have set the pleats with it, but no one knows.

The author of the article above doubts that dresses shown as tightly tailored as the one you describe would have been impossible to produce, but I ask, 'What if you had linen so light and fine as to be transparent (not an issue for those Egyptians), and you had a skilled dressing servant who could dampen that fabric slightly, drape it (maybe even on the bias) right on your body and pleat it to fit?" The fabric would have dried incredibly quickly in that hot climate.

Or maybe they had developed some technique like that used to make the famously simple Fortuny pleated column dresses like the Delphos, that clung to every curve. Apparently, to this day, no one knows how Fortuny did it. Anyhow, for the Delphos, no fasteners were needed except maybe a couple at the shoulders.


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