How do you line satin?
I bought a pattern for a formal gown and chose a royal blue satin fabric. The pattern said to line part of it with a type of organza. The fabric store didn’t have what I needed. Does anyone know what this organza is andwhere I could get some? Thank you.
Organza is a very stiff, sheer fabric made of silk or polyester. It is used with satin to make very, very fitted bodices and to make skirts stand out to their maximum. The most common organza-lined satin garments would be ball gowns or 1950s-style cocktail dresses with snug bodices and full, sweeping skirts, especially those with deep pleats. An organza-lined satin dress will stand up by itself, so it's not good for drapey styles.
At most fabric stores, organza is sold in the bridal or sheers section in a variety of colors. Look for a sheer that doesn't drape but puffs out from the bolt; if you grab a handful, it will crumple and wrinkle rather than bunch softly.
If you post the pattern number or style and describe the effect you're going for, we could give more specific suggestions.
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