Member since 2/9/08
Date: 10/17/12 9:28 PM
You might want to underline that satin with something that has a more drapey hand, like crepe. Then sew it as one piece, and still keep your lightweight lining. You could try samples of various fabrics for underlining with the satin, and see if it gives you the drape that you want.
My dd's wedding dress was made of silk/cotton, which had a lovely sheen, but not much drape. I underlined it with a silk/acetate blend, which, when washed and dried, made the perfect combination for drape and weight. The dress was then lined with charmeuse.
GL - keep us posted on how the dress is going.
North Carolina USA
Member since 7/19/11
Date: 10/18/12 9:03 AM
I agree with Mary. A satin lining may be sticky against the skin. Also, since the lining is separate, it won't really provide body for the main fabric. If you're looking for more stiffness, you could underline with silk organza.