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Couture sewing article

anastasi50 | Posted in General Sewing Info on

After reading an article a few months ago about using couture techniques for everyday sewing and another about organza interlining, I’d like to try it. Can this technique work on pants, and would it be too heavy for a raw silk to be worn in the summer?

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  1. silkscape | | #1

    Actually I have never made silk pants but I do understand they must be underlined.  I do find silk to be warmer than cotton.  So I was wondering, how about underlining in cotton batiste or lawn?  Just a thought, again, no experience with it.

    What type of "raw silk" are you using?

    1. anastasi50 | | #2

      I am using what looks like a handwoven raw silk in a wide stripe pattern. It's a very coarse weave, which is why I'd like to try interlining with organza so the tailored suit will keep some of its shape. I already cut a half lining for the pants out of some china silk, which I can extend.

      1. silkscape | | #3

        Didn't realize until now you'd said interlined....read fast and saw "underlined".  The only thing I ever interlined was a velvet kimono style jacket and that was with fleece.  If you interline the pants, don't you have to extend the lining all the way?  Sounds like interesting fabric. 

        1. ElonaM | | #4

          The best pair of silk pants I have is from a custom-made Italian suit that was constructed for a very small man. The fabric is a crisp, slubbed, grey silk, rather like a fine dupioni, and the pants are lined with rayon only in front, to just below the knee. They are not underlined or interlined, but they hang beautifully, are cool and comfortable, and do not wrinkle.

          1. anastasi50 | | #5

            Thanks for all the replies. I found another list that gave me info on using organza interlining. The replies there were a resounding YES for this technique. I see more cutting for me today.

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