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using underlining in white wool jacket

jkent | Posted in General Discussion on

I am tailoring a jacket made of winter white crepe wool and as usual I can see the seam allowances. I have tested various types of underlining; however, I am still able to see the seam allowance and the underlining added a significant amount of weight. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what type of underlining I could use?

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  1. GailAnn | | #1

    Have you tried beige to pink silk at about a 10mm weight?  Gail

  2. DONNAKAYE | | #2

    Lightweight poly/poly blend/silk/silk blend with tight weave and soft hand.  Try any lining fabric that fits the bill.  Most are lightweight and opaque.  I've used coupe de ville, crepe de chine, bemberg, poly silk (my favorite).  If you're wanting to stick with natural fibers, a batiste or lawn should work nicely.  Don't laugh, but I even used an old, worn 100% cotton bed sheet to underline a blazer when nothing else would work; it came out fabulous...

    1. sewingkmulkey | | #3

      I'm not surprised that the old sheet worked well as an underlining for your blazer.  The high thread count used in sheets would make them quite opaque.

      Karen

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