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Topic: What fabric is best for lining a dress or skirt made from Liberty Tana Lawn?  (Read 924 times)
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« on: January 27, 2010 07:10:31 AM »

I recently went on an ebay spree and bought 5 different liberty prints. The crowning glory was the 6 meters (just over 6 yards) of "Christabelle" (picture of the print included) which I scored for about $40. It's painfully beautiful, and there's more than enough to make a summer dress, but it's so thin that there will be no way to keep it from being see-through.

I would like to make a dress with a fitted bodice and a floaty skirt. At the very least I will need to line the bodice, but I would like to line the skirt as well.

What fabric would you suggest that won't weight down the lightweight cotton lawn fabric and effect the drape?

Thank you in advance for your suggestions!

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010 10:31:16 AM »

You could use the standard nylon or acetate lining fabric, but I'd probably just use a batiste or a broadcloth.  It'll complement the lawn better, and breathe better.

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010 04:39:37 PM »

What about China silk? I also like the batiste idea, but would stick with cotton because I'm a natural fiber fiend.

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