I was so excited this weekend to happen upon an heirloom sewing store in north Lewisville, TX which had all sorts of lovely batistes. I was going to look for swiss batiste, hoping to pick up for some of my baby dresses. Down where we live, I don't have much options (if any) for fine heirloom sewing stores like that, so it's kind of lucky I work for a company in Dallas which needs me to drive in every month or two. ;) The three hour drive is worth it when you get to visit great fabric stores.
Anyway, while I was getting my batiste and talking about my project, the owner said she happened to have a single piece of sheer cotton, about 1.75 yards (and 60" wide) which was the "closest to the fabric they'd used 100 years ago" that she'd ever found. Well, she was right! It's super sheer and fine, and so very soft, and looked very much like some of the very sheer antique baby dresses. A soft, airy version of swiss batiste, which to me is one of the best fabrics for heirloom sewing.
So, I bought 3 yards of super fine swiss batiste, and that piece of sheer cotton, and went on my merry way....dreaming up baby dresses and picturing my sweet little one.... ::sigh::