Fine vintage linens were made with the same skill and attention to detail as couture clothing.
Look for the weight, sheen, and cool feel of real linen fibers.
Compare the exquisite hemstitching and precisely turned corners in vintage linens with the machine serging and zig-zag stitching of even the more expensive lines in today's department stores.
Look for insertions and edging of handmade lace.
Look for exquisitely embroidered monograms with complex stitching and shadow effects.
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