I was rummaging through the "draper's drawers" yesterday when I come across this very long cloth,
I think in it's previous life it was a sort of valance for along the side of a big Victorian brass bed.
It's made from snowy white cotton with a lovely hand knitted deep lace border and just perfect for making into a "granny slip" to wear under my skirts.
I wrapped it around me and snipped the remainder off the end, then made a channel along the top and threaded some elastic through and stitched down the side.
Someone must have spent hours and hours knitting such beautiful fine lace, I added the old shirt buttons and a piece of initialled tape, and that's it, a gorgeous "granny slip" which I shall wear with pride.