By N.S. Gill
Although fabric tends to disintegrate over time, some ancient scraps have survived:
"The oldest example of textiles yet identified by archaeologists is at the Dzudzuana Cave in the former Soviet state of Georgia. There, a handful of flax fibers was discovered that had been twisted, cut and even dyed a range of colors. The fibers were radiocarbon-dated to between 30,000-36,000 years ago."However, most of what we know about what people in the ancient world wore comes, not from such rarities, but instead from letters, literary references and art. If you've seen a Knossian fresco, you've probably noticed bare-chested women in very colorful garb. (For information on the motifs on these garments, see "Aegean costume and the dating of the Knossian frescoes," by Ariane Marcar; British School at Athens Studies, 2004) While color remains for such frescoes, statues have lost their painted finish. If you've seen a Greek or Roman statue of a clothed woman you probably noticed the long, sinuous garments and the lack of a form fit. Mesopotamian statues show one bare shoulder. Here is some information on the clothing of Greek and Roman women as well as a picture of objects an Egyptian woman might have worn.
When Did People Learn to Make Cloth?, from Archaeology at About.com.
Consider the small pictures shown beside the articles as supplemental since most of the articles have other illustrations.
This article provides a look at very basic pictures selected to help you make your own Greek woman's costume.