This section is from the book "School Sewing Based On Home Problems", by Ida Robinson Burton, Myron G. Burton. Also available from Amazon: School Sewing Based On Home Problems.
Paragraph 41. Batiste is a fine, soft linen fabric. It is very sheer, somewhat similar to, but much finer than cotton batiste. It is used for waist and dress material. Most common width, 36". Usual price per yard, $1.00.
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