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Your favorite pants lining - bemberg or silk charmeuse?
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Date: 3/23/12 12:05 PM

I'm making a pants slip... I chose Bemberg rayon, then I started thinking about silk charmeuse, which I can buy it cheap at Dharma Trading and dye it any color, so cost isn't an issue. I'm imagining I can hand-wash and line dry them both, so I'm wondering if one is better than the other.

Do you have a preference for Bemberg over silk charmeuse? Or should I just make one in each? Does one have less static then the other? Does one keep the wooly hairs from scratching better?
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Date: 3/23/12 5:18 PM

Bemberg is half the price of silk charmeuse and it feels great. You can prewash it and press it, but lots of people have trouble getting all the wrinkles out. I have generally only used it for dry clean only garments. I like a stretch silk for lining pants, either silk charmeuse or crepe de chine or even twill if you can find it. Mood fabrics has a lot of colors in stretch silks. Silk is washable but deep colors can bleed or fade. You need to pre treat anything you want to wash. Why not just line your pants as they wear better lined. If you have a light colored pair of pants I'd underline them in a nude to keep pockets and seams from showing to the outside. If you line you don't have to finish your seams so it really isn't all that much more work.



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Date: 3/23/12 7:39 PM

I made a half lining for a pair of trousers for DH using silk charmeuse, it's divine having that next to your skin. I find silk to be softer than Bemberg, both are nice but I prefer the silk. Sometimes I wash my silk charmeuse in cold water on the delicate cycle, then flat dry.

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Date: 3/27/12 2:00 PM

For summer pants I would use bemberg, for winter pants I would go for the silk charmeuse. They both do a good job with protecting your skin from the wool but silk is warmer in the winter.
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Date: 3/27/12 3:48 PM

Thank you for the replies! I'm making some wool pants, and just wanted to have a quick pants-slip that would be easier to stick in the wash. This info helps a great deal. I think I'll do one of each, bemberg for summer and silk for winter (or my very cold office).
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