Cotton homespun is the fabric I love the best for making my clothes. Its colours and handle are rough and soft – comfortable, draping beautifully. It makes clothes with a country feel.
I get mine from Jubilee Fabrics (mostly - though the one on top of the pile in the photo is a homespun skirt made by Ringger), and they always tuck in a scripture on a card – the perfect size for marking the place in my prayer book.
It’s important to wash before you sew (wash the fabric, I mean not yourself!) because it shrinks. But after the first wash, I find it doesn’t shrink any more.
Compared with the homespun, the other shirts I have feel stiff. Homespun has such a friendly feel.