Hand woven, disembodied, peasant shirts/smocks drying on the washing line yesterday.
Originally, extremely dirty with fold lines and rust marks... but now nice and clean thanks to a long soak in a wash tub with stain remover.
Red initials in different sizes and style,
The ladies' nightdresses are machine stitched with simple detail...
The gents are far more involved.
All completely hand sewn with tiny tucks and gathers...I dread to imagine the state of the seamstress's fingers pushing and pulling her needle through that coarse cloth time after time.
The placket detail with initials......
And the button holes and collar are a work of art....
They will stay au natural in their oatmeal coloured linen.... No dyeing this time.