I am considering remaking a lovely (printed) velvet jacket I have. My front has grown to what I wish it had been when a teenager! It is simple jacket so think I can do it without damaging or crushing the velvet – I believe it is rayon. I think I need to interface it to give it some body. It is currently interlined with flannel, which I do not like as it is too firm and the velvet drapes a bit in few places, like the hems. It is already lined with? but good weigh. I think I may use a new type of lining, perhaps a silk of some sort. I am looking for suggestions for the interlining and the lining.
Every now and then someone suggests silk as a lining but I keep forgetting what it is. I am heading for Montreal on Sat and will be hitting the fabric district so should have lots of choices – and will probably come home in debt! Will take any hints of hard to find things I may find there. I live in Northern BC where all our fabric stores, except quilting stores and Walmart, have left town. I am not fond of Walmart for lots of reasons. Further, I will be in Vancouver for several days and hope to visit a wonderful notions shop – again, suggestions please.