Holman's Catalog from 1925 is selling wool and silks, which were used to make dresses. The people who would have made the dresses would have been tailors, women and dressmakers. The prices range from 69 cents to $4.50 per yard for the silks and from $2.15 to $4.00 per yard for the wool. Wool would have been itchy and may have bothered some people, but it was warmer than the silks. I would have preferred the silk more than the wool because the silk would have been softer on the skin. The wool came from sheep, and oddly, could be more costly than the silks.
Holman's Spring and Summer Catalog, No. 36, 1925, pg. 20
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