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KarlaB | Posted in Teach Yourself To Sew on

What are the best types of fabric to use as a lining for a dress or jacket?  I prefer fabric that breathes and used a cotton fabric to line a dress made of linen/rayon.  I now wish I had used a more silky fabric, because the dress is indeed comfortable, but it is kind of heavyweight.  I  have some woven rayon that I would like to use for a lining on a jacket made of a similar piece (to the dress I already made) of linen/rayon but how can I tell if it is too heavy?  I also know that the linen/rayon does stretch some as it is worn, so I’m wondering if the woven rayon piece I have might not help with this.  Does woven rayon characteristically stretch when worn, too?


  1. lou19 | | #1

    Brem silk.

  2. stillsuesew | | #2

    I doubt if a woven rayon will stretch.  I think it would make a good lining.

  3. lou19 | | #3

    I live in Uk..........and think there is an alternative name for this luxury lining. Sorry I can't help any further

    1. sewchris703 | | #4

      In the US, it's call Ambiance

      At least that's what I found when I googled the name berm silk.  I had never heard of it before.


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