Have you seen a fabric that seems much like linen, but you’re pretty sure it isn’t? If you are interested in vintage clothing you will see this fabric regularly. From the VFG Fabric Resource:
Butcher cloth is rayon or rayon/cotton, spun and woven to resemble linen with linen-like slubs. Butcher cloth used to be called butcher linen, but that is no longer correct according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Uses: Dresses, suits, skirts
See also: Butcher linen, Linen
|Machine-embroidered butcher cloth|
©Vintage Fashion Guild - Text by Margaret Wilds/denisebrain, photo by Hoyt Carter
|Robin's egg blue butcher linen dress currently in my Etsy shop|