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Duanita | Posted in Teach Yourself To Sew on


what material should i use to custom make my patterns? And wahat fabric should use for a lining? Thanks for reading 🙂


  1. HelgaPataki | | #1

    parchment or canvas

    vogue 1004 misses fiting shell calls for cotton gingham.  theres also mccalls 2718

  2. Pattiann42 | | #2

    Pattern making or using a pattern?

    Are you making a pattern or using a pattern to make a garment?

    Making a pattern would be to transfer body measurements, ease, darts, etc to paper.

    If you are making a garment from a commercial pattern, the information will be on the back of the pattern envelope.

    A lining should be compatible with the fabric selected for the garment.  If the "public side of the garment" is light weight and can be washed, then you would not want to choose a lining fabric that is heavy or requires dry cleaning.  

    If you decide to construct the garment from one fabric that can be washed and one that requires dry cleaning, then the garment will have to be dry cleaned.

    Care information will be on a label or tag accompanying the bolt of fabric.

    1. HelgaPataki | | #3

      fiber compatability

      I agree with spicegirl.  Once I washed a garment that said dry clean only when it was made of 100% cotton.  they really mean what they tell you on the label.  The garment shrunk and lost shape.  its evident that the fabric wasn't preshrunken when cut and the template wasn't cut on grain.  So with that, perhaps you can also consider dry cleaning your finished garment always, if you select fabrics that do not behave well together ie in terms of the cleaning process?  Say if you always dry cleaned your finished garment without considering fiber behavior in the construction process, you would not know that your shell might shrink smaller than your lining.  Dry cleaning is wonderful that way.  The end decision might be a first consideration: how you prefer to clean your garment, long before you buy your fabric and cut it out.

  3. HelgaPataki | | #4

    See home page this forum

    there is header regarding a pattern making course posted on every page of this forum.

  4. HelgaPataki | | #5

    threads pattern making course

    there is a pattern making course posted on the header of this forum, found on every page of this site.

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