By | April 15, 2016

Cotton batiste. Source:

Part of the ‘Antique Fabrics‘ series, this fabric isn’t necessarily extinct, but it was more popular in the past than the present.

A lightweight, dense-woven, plain weave cloth. Sometimes plain, sometimes printed.

Originally made from linen, it could also be made of cotton in the later part of the 19th century. Often used as a lining fabric during that time.

Today, batiste can be made from cotton, wool, polyester or blends of same.

If you were to subject batiste to a certain finishing technique (dipping it in a chemical bath), you’d get organdy.

If you’re looking for a good-enough match, consider lawn or voile.

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