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KarlaB's picture

What are the best types of fabric to use as a lining for a dress or jacket?  I prefer fabric that breathes and used a cotton fabric to line a dress made of linen/rayon.  I now wish I had used a more silky fabric, because the dress is indeed comfortable, but it is kind of heavyweight.  I  have some woven rayon that I would like to use for a lining on a jacket made of a similar piece (to the dress I already made) of linen/rayon but how can I tell if it is too heavy?  I also know that the linen/rayon does stretch some as it is worn, so I'm wondering if the woven rayon piece I have might not help with this.  Does woven rayon characteristically stretch when worn, too?

lou19's picture

Brem silk. (post #35784, reply #1 of 6)

Brem silk.

KarlaB's picture

Thank you, Lou19.  I'd never (post #35784, reply #3 of 6)

Thank you, Lou19.  I'd never heard of that kind of silk.  Do you have a favorite place to purchase it (online preferably) for a good price?  All we nearby is JoAnn's so I shop a lot online, too.

lou19's picture

I live in Uk..........and (post #35784, reply #5 of 6)

I live in Uk..........and think there is an alternative name for this luxury lining. Sorry I can't help any further

sewchris703's picture

In the US, it's call Ambiance (post #35784, reply #6 of 6)

At least that's what I found when I googled the name berm silk.  I had never heard of it before.


stillsuesew's picture

I doubt if a woven rayon will (post #35784, reply #2 of 6)

I doubt if a woven rayon will stretch.  I think it would make a good lining.

KarlaB's picture

Thank you for your help.  I (post #35784, reply #4 of 6)

Thank you for your help.  I think I will try it!!