I’m making the Burda Illusion Jacket as a Christmas gift for my stepmom.
The body of the coat will be done in a dark grey wool, and the sleeves in a maroon ponte knit. I spent a good chunk of cash on the fashion fabrics, but then bought an inexpensive acetate lining fabric. I’m about to do the cutting now, but I’m considering going out and getting a different lining first. The acetate I bought seems tough and practical, but also stiff, and drapeless. I’m worried that it will make the coat feel cheap and maybe defeat the breath-ability of the wool?
I’ve heard that silk, while luxurious, isn’t very durable, and breaks down from sweat, better for garments that are only going to be used occasionally. But I spent a long time taping these darn pattern pieces together, so she’d better be wearing it every day! :P
So what’s your prefered jacket lining? Any recommendations? Do you think it would be worth it to go get a Bemberg/Cupro rayon instead? I’ve been reading that cupro is the ‘king of lining’ It’s supposed to be comfortable, it drapes, it wicks away sweat, it’s durable, anti-static ect.
And for my sewing homies living in the Bay Area (Nor Cal) where do you suggest getting lining fabrics, and what do you consider fair prices to pay?
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