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Help me select lining for jacket
Wool jacket for my son
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Date: 8/1/12 6:44 PM

We visited LA over the summer. I stopped by Mood Fabrics and was like a kid in a candy store. I bought several pieces of silk georgette and some nice knits for myself and my DD.

My son (10YO) asked me to make him a jacket. After quite and bit of looking around we settled on a really nice wool/cashmere olive green with black plaid fabric - gorgeous piece of fabric. I plan on making OOP McCall's 2087. I did not even think about finding lining fabric that day. Now I just plan on ordering it online. I can buy Bemburg rayon locally, but I am leaning toward using silk. I was called the LA mood store and the girl recommended charmeuse. Is this what I want? How thin is charmeuse? I know it sounds extravagant, but I want the lining to feel nice and to be as nice as the outside of the jacket.

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Date: 8/1/12 7:34 PM

In my humble opinion, silk charmeuse would be overkill. Also, you'd want a sample, because it can vary widely in how heavy it is. I think habotai silk would be cheaper, and feel fine on the inside. Or, a nice soft cotton sateen or silk/cotton twill.

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Date: 8/1/12 11:15 PM

For that type of project I would probably go with the Bemberg over the silk charmeuse, even though I'm a silk addict. lol
Good luck with the jacket.

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Date: 8/2/12 10:03 AM

What fun, sewing for a 10-year-old boy who helps select the fabric himself! Since he did help select the outer fabric, why not let him choose from among the many appropriate lining fabrics? He might have a preference for a really shiny, slick and cool feeling lining, or for a softer, warmer feeling on the inside of his jacket. I know my son always had a preference for the type of fabric he wore next to his skin. An added bonus is all the new vocabulary he will learn. ;-)

Extravagance is beside the point, you are already using cashmere after all. In for a penny, in for a pound!

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Date: 8/2/12 10:16 AM

If we were in a fabric store where he and I could touch the fabrics, I would definitely do that. I am going to have to order online. I live in the land of heirloom sewing and quilting cottons. There are no silks around here.

He would prefer a softer warmer feeling for a lining. I hate to go into the whole thing of getting swatches. Thing is, I just don't know my charmeuse from my crepe de chine.

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Date: 8/2/12 7:32 PM

You could do swatches likes presents in the mail.

Or, I think Vogue Fabrics out of Chicago has a fabric matching service. Send a swatch out of something about the right weight to them, and they'll send you the right weight of charmeuse.

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Date: 8/2/12 8:41 PM

For a 10 year old? Go with the bemberg. If it were for an adult I'd definitely go with the silk charmeuse, but he's going to outgrow this before you know it.

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Date: 8/3/12 2:14 AM

Here's another vote for Bemberg. In fact, I use Bemberg for all the wool jackets I sew. Bemberg is far more durable than silk, and it's used in many high end RTW jackets. Bemberg is definitely the way to go.



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