I am making some dresses from cotton twill, and am not sure if and/or what I should line the dresses with?
I do not want to do it with some slippery lining such as bemberg or polyestor, and I am wondering if broadcloth is too cheap looking? Does anyone have suggestions?
Do i Need to line these? It is not sheer at all, and it has a slight stretch to it, which I would hate to lose with a non-stretch lining.



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    Jun 7, 2012, 03.12 AMby mlssfshn

    No, just finish the seams well.

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    Jun 7, 2012, 03.55 PMby leashbean

    okay great!

    do you have any suggestions for nice linings? i really don’t like the slippery stuff, and like i said, not sure that broadcloth is a nice alternative?

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    Jun 7, 2012, 03.55 PMby leashbean

    just in general, not for this project in particular.

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    Jun 7, 2012, 05.25 PMby rokc

    if the fabric isn’t sheer- I don’t know, why you wanna put the lining there,… I asume that you are making a summer dress? with cotton-to stay cool, and fresh,… so using syntetic lining would be quite inapropriat- proably just viscosa or cupro,…. I suggest you ‘’semi lining’‘- (I don’t know the propper word in english),…on the top of the dress just cut top 5 cm pattern in same fabric,…I allways do that eaven if I’m doing complete lining-top 5cm are in the same fabric,….on the bottom of the dress make a blinfd stich, or hand sew,…

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    Jun 7, 2012, 08.48 PMby mnr

    Ooh, I just want to say thanks for asking this question, I have the same question!

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    Jun 8, 2012, 12.26 AMby katexxxxxx

    If I want a light lining, I tend to use a matching cotton lawn or muslin.

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    Jun 9, 2012, 08.45 AMby kritika kapoor

    make some innovative kind of dress or loose shirt so that have to wear with it with a good jeans color.

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      Jun 12, 2012, 01.14 PMby leashbean

      The dress is for a wedding in July, so it might be too hot to layer.

      I found a really nice cotton for a lining, which i think will be great because of its breathability.

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    Jun 28, 2012, 02.17 PMby mickeygirl

    Depends on if the bodice has facing pieces at the neck and armhole edges. sometimes you just have to use lining because a facing of the same fabric is not going to look good.

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    Nov 15, 2012, 04.06 PMby Vtharp

    What about using a non-stretch woven as a lining but using it on bias so it has 2-way stretch?

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    Jan 18, 2013, 11.02 PMby Ariana Bauer

    You could use silk habotai or a sheer real silk fabric. A lightweight cotton would also be suitable I think

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