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?
Thank you, that is good advise.
I use patterns, but it is difficult for me to find s…
Hi there I’m a teacher/fashion designer bespoke womenswear and accessories designer.
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:-) Thank’s for the information, I have one but didn’t use it yet.
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