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Nine yards again

Posted by Shae on December 15, 2002

Just to add more fuel to the fire, grist to the mill, bolts to the works and confusions to the reign, here’s an extract from ‘The Hunt Museum: essential guide,’ Scala Publishers/Hunt Museum, 2002, ISBN 1 85759 287 5, p. 154. It refers to Sybil Connolly, fashion designer [1921-‘98].

‘She was especially celebrated for her use of linen, which she pleated to produce a delicate fabric; it took nine yards of linen to produce one pleated yard.’