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Date: 5/25/13 10:16 PM

I have recently procured a few yards of Liberty of London Tana Lawn to make a fully lined dress. The problem? I can't decide what kind of lining to use! I want it to match the quality of the fashion fabric, so I'm turned off by polyester China Silk and the like. I was thinking about a super lightweight batiste. Any advice? Here is the pattern I'm using:

http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v1344-products-44838.php?page_id=174
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Date: 5/25/13 11:18 PM

I think you're on the right track. You want the lining to be as fine as possible. (Vogue are suggesting chiffon!, which I don't remember seeing before.) I would also consider leaving out the lining, if it's possible.
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Date: 5/26/13 0:44 AM

Thank you, KathleenS! I don't think I want to leave off the lining because the fabric is semi-sheer (and the pattern is written for it). I think the batiste will be perfect.

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Date: 5/26/13 8:33 AM

Laurendahl, I have used batiste with the previous items I have made from Liberty of London's Tana lawn. It is a wise choice. Isn't the Tana lawn 'to die for'?!

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Date: 5/26/13 12:00 PM

I recently went through this with a large piece my daughter brought me, and after multiple muslins hoping I could use the overlap of a wrap dress to deal with the see-through fabric, I gave up and am making a shirt, just because I don't want to line it. It is so amazing, I just want it against my skin!
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Date: 5/26/13 12:19 PM

I like lightweight cotton linings for spring dresses too, and i think batiste is a good choice. lately I've been lining my Liberty dresses with silk habatoi. It's lightight and washable like the Liberty, and unlike batiste or voile, it won't stick to tights or undergarments. I like how it glides smoothly over everything so I can wear Spanx underneath and still look nice.

Ps, Liberty is just a little on the crisp side. I wonder if it will drape the way that Vogue pattern wants. It seems to call for charmeuse or voile, which have more drape than lawn.
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Date: 5/26/13 2:08 PM

I think I would try not to line the top part of it, if of Liberty Cotton. Just since it's even though it's nice, soft and fine fabric, it's not super drape-able, and I think two layers there and even more in places possibly because of the crossed front and some shoulder gathers, is going to make it even less so. But if you don't want to have to wear a slip with it, and standing in the sun you are going to be able to see though the skirt part, if you used some woven Rayon to line the just skirt, I don't think that would make it too bulky or stiff there at all. Also with that, you can still toss it in the clothes washer and dryer and even iron it all, still pretty hot with steam, and the rayon would take that fine, just like the Liberty Cotton would.
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Date: 5/26/13 9:28 PM

Yes, it is amazing! I am scared to cut it! Hehehe... I even got it 40% off. Wow, right?!

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Date: 5/26/13 9:29 PM

Hmmm...yeah, I still am not 100% decided on the pattern. This is a thought - to just make a top. Honestly, I am going to be nursing my new baby for the next 1.5-2 years, so it might make sense to do a top.

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Date: 5/26/13 9:29 PM

Yeah, I am considering some other options. Maybe this?

http://www.etsy.com/listing/73102801/gathered-sundress-pattern

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