I’ve been away from this site for a long time because of password difficulties, but I’m back. I have a question about underlining. I want to underline a men’s jacket. The pattern comes as an unlined jacket. It is Vogue 7004. I want to use an underlining that provides maximum warmth with minimal bulk. Flannel seems to thin. But I’m afraid if I use anything thicker, like fleece or something, it might be hard to sew in the zipper and have it look nice. Any suggestions for how to tackle this one? I’ve only underlined one coat, but it did not have a zipper down the front and I used flannel which was not bulky.
One more question, I’d like to get a really good book or video on linings. Any suggestions? I want lots of different choices for how to line as RTW seams to use all different types of lining installations. And it would be good to know how to line around slits and plackets too.