Simply a beautiful basic...black and white linen is cross woven so it has the appearance of a sophisticated denim. This is a lightly textured suiting weight with a beautiful hand and drape and crosswise stretch. I took 2 1/2 yards, my ball park yardage when I can't decide if it would be pants or a jacket. It would work in either, or as a dress, skirt, pant or vest. A natural for wardrobe building and travel too.
Pattern suggestions: Marcy’s asymmetrical shirt/jacket, this fabric would make a great version as a dress (lengthen at the bottom hem of the peplum:Vogue8709
Katherine’s narrow pant:Vogue 8837
Marcy’s euro zip front jacket:
Donna Karan’s new unlined jacket: Vogue 1356
Pre treat by hand laundering or machine wash gentle and air dry. You can toss linen in the dryer if you want all over wrinkles, but always pre test a sample, some fabrics respond well, others not so well. Test Test Test. After laundering hand wash or machine launder gentle and air dry. I like to take my linens out of the laundry while still very wet, hang on a hanger and pull and smooth the seams and hems, allowing the weight of the water to do the work, then touch up with an iron or not.