L is for Lawn, the fabric that's used for my favorite vintage handkerchiefs. The name is derived from "Laon", the city in France known for it's production of lawn, and it's a lightweight, sheer, and slightly crisp cotton that is usually white but can also be dyed or printed. It was used a lot for blouses, dresses, nightgowns, children's clothing, and handkerchiefs.
I particularly like the small-scale floral prints. I have five or six of these in my personal collection—i.e. they won't get cut up for sachets any time soon :)
And M is for Monograms, also found most commonly on handkerchiefs (but also dinner napkins, towels, and pillowcases). Following are two from my collection. And I did a Stitch School post about monograms with lots of great examples of embroidery styles used—you'll find that here.
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