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Message Board > Fabrics and more... > Lining for sundresses ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

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Date: 6/3/12 8:15 AM

I have a few projects lined up, all call for lining. Sarai from Colette recommends cotton batiste as a lining for the truffle dress in the Colette sewing handbook, but I'm having trouble finding 100% cotton batiste at my regular online haunts (no fabric stores with 45 minutes).

I need three linings: one for a voile wrap dress (Colette crepe), one for a linen blend sundress (sewaholic Cambie), and one for the truffle dress in rayon challis.

I have looked around and found, at reasonable prices, rayon batiste from Harts Fabrics, cotton voile from Fabric.com, and 50/50 cotton poly batiste from fabric.com. I had my heart on cotton, but would any of the other above options be just as good? The only pure cotton batiste I saw was $15 a yard, really more than I want to invest.

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Date: 6/3/12 8:26 AM

Have you thought of siri or sheet lining? www.gorgeousfabrics.com has some available for $5 a yard (most are 44 in). Anne notes that it wears well and breathes.

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Date: 6/3/12 8:36 AM

I live in the Caribbean and heartily recommend cotton batiste as a lining for natural fibers. It's soft and smooth and lightweight so very comfortable to sew and wear.

Vogue Fabrics store sells a really good 45in Combed Cotton Batiste in White by the yard @$4.25/yd (90 X 88 thread count) but also in a 40-yd bolt @$140.

It was originally $3.50/yd but the price of cotton rose in 2008 or 2009 and so the price changed. Still worth it, IMO.

I've bought some from them before and am very satisfied with the quality. It's also very suitcase friendly, in case int'l members were wondering.

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Date: 6/3/12 6:14 PM

thanks for the options! I'll look into them...

I was just wondering if anyone's even heard of rayon batiste. It's what they're selling at Hart's, where I'm placing a big order tomorrow. Is it a possible good choice?

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Date: 6/3/12 6:35 PM

Rogue, if I were already ordering, and the price were good, I'd snatch up a couple of yards just to check it out! And I'm really curious, too, b/c I'm not familiar with rayon batiste, either.

Rayon as a fiber is *very* similar to linen, however--it breathes well and is wicking--so my instinct is that this would be a nice choice. It will probably shrink quite a bit, though.

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Date: 6/3/12 8:04 PM

Yes, if someone's used the rayon batiste before, let us know! Oh, and I bought the cotton batiste from Vogue Fabrics (which has a horrendously slow system) and the purchase went swimmingly.
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Date: 6/4/12 7:22 AM

Sounds fair enough, I'll give it a shot--I only need one yard for the bodice of the Truffle--and I'll report back:)
-- Edited on 6/4/12 7:22 AM --

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Date: 6/4/12 3:10 PM

I have used soft worn cotton sheets as bodice lining.

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Date: 6/4/12 7:13 PM

Are you lining just the bodice or the entire dress? Because you don't want to interfere with the drape of the voile or the challis and I think batiste is on the crisp side. I have also seen the rayon batiste at harts but haven't tried it. I recommend calling them to ask about it. I'd like to know if it's smoother then cotton batiste. I have called Harts in the past with questions and found them happy to help.

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Date: 6/4/12 9:21 PM

The rayon dress that I was talking about, the Truffle, is from the Colette book. It is just the bodice that is lined. I did order a yard of the rayon lining and some challis for the dress, as Harts is 10% off the whole website tonight.

I'm waiting on the fabrics and linings for the other two. Wondering if white voile might be the right choice for underlining a voile dress, as the drape would be the same?

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