I am making a wool jacket that I will wear perhaps once every few months. It’s Simplicity 4230 (sorry I don’t know how to post the link!). I want to make the lining out of some fabric I already have. It’s a very lightweight twill(I think) that has some sheen and a slight bit of stretch, perhaps 10%. Should I cut the fabric on the crosswise grain to minimize the stretch, or does it really matter? Of course, I asked the assistant manager at the fabric store and she didn’t have any idea what I was talking about. I asked the cashier and she told me to cut it on the bias to prevent it from stretching!
Given that this is more of an experimental garment rather than an exceptionally functional one I am hoping that the stretch fabric will do, as I got it for $2/meter and the only other lining option was $13. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thank you for your help!