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Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing: Linings for Summer Dresses and Skirts

Time: 2019-08-01 21:16cheongsam dress Click:

Really useful post, thank you!
Although I have a few garments where the lining cost more than the dress fabric, either because I got the dress fabric in the sale or as a remnant, or just because something cheap and cheerful caught my eye, but I wanted the garment as a whole to have a bit of class!

I'm currently trying to choose a lining for a shirt-dress I have planned (once I've made a toile that works; it's a vintage pattern so I'm still trying to figure out the sizing!); the dress fabric is a deliciously light wisp of a cotton voile, black with big one spots and half-spots on it. I was going to use black silk cotton or cotton voile, but having played with the fabric a bit, I think that might dull the spots; maybe white lining would be better? or perhaps a nude colour, in case the white under black doesn't work? Either way, I fear I'm going to have to break my self-imposed fabric-buying ban (again!).

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