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SueBee8

NE, US
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craft interests: fashion, knitting, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 06/07/2012


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Re: Understanding Underlining

To NinaC about cool, breatheable linings:
Hi,
I live in hot-in-the-summer Nebraska (today´s forecast high will be 94 deg.). A few weeks ago Hancock Fabrics had their big sale on all their linen. I bought blouse-weight pure (white) linen to use as an underlining or lining for a translucent linen skirt fabric.
Linen, ramie, and maybe hemp (and maybe bamboo?) are the coolest fabrics you can wear in hot weather. A lightweight linen is therefore probably the coolest lining fabric you can get. A caveat: I haven´t actually made the skirt yet, but my linen blouse and shorts are the coolest clothes I own, hence my reasoning. I hope this helps you out.
Cheers and happy sewing!