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Wool Lycra

mlga730 | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

I have a lovely piece of lightweight wool lycra gab that I want to make close fitting sheath dress. Any suggestions on underlining and lining fabric to support this fabric.



  1. jjgg | | #1

    Is this for summer? I would line it with silk charmeuse or rayon bemberger. If you underline it, you may end up negating the stretch of the lycra. If that's not a problem, then I would use china silk or silk organza depending on the drape you want. The organza will give it a little more structure, the china silk will keep it more drapey.

    1. mlga730 | | #2

      Would you cut the underlining on the bias to maintain the stretch?

      And how about the lining -- bias, crosswise, or lengthwise grain?

      Let me know.

      1. jjgg | | #3

        I don't think I would underline it if I wanted the stretch, I would cut the lining normal (lengthwise grain). If you underline it and cut the underlining on the bias - it will probably just sag and bag and look awful.Underlining is usually used to stabilize a fashion fabric and prevent any stretch due to normal wear.If you want the little bit of stretch, then make the lining a little loose so there is room to move

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