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Date: 9/13/13 11:59 AM

I'm making this pattern here for my daughters wedding.

The pattern calls for Organza for the bodice but also calls for about 7-8 yards of underlining 45 inches wide (I assume for the skirt portion). The pattern does not say what type of fabric I should be looking for the 7-8 yards or if the pattern does say I'm not understanding it.
Any suggestions as to what I should be looking for?

I have seen fabric called China Silk that looks like lining, is that what I should be using?


-- Edited on 9/13/13 12:04 PM --

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Date: 9/13/13 12:58 PM

FABRICS: Bridal Satin, Peau de soie, Shantung, Silk Dupioni and Taffeta


Underlining (Bodice): Organza


Contrast A: Organza, Netting.
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Lining: your choice depending on the outer layer of the dress

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Date: 9/13/13 3:40 PM

It all depends on what your outer fabric will be. I used a cotton broadcloth for the underlining of my daughter's wedding dress, which was very light but a substantial enough weight for the outer layer, which was Peau de Soie. i used a china silk for the lining. If you are using horse hair trim for the hem, it needs the strength of a substantial fabric.

Susan Khalje's book, Bridal Couture, may be helpful to you and I am sure you could e-mail her your question, too. Many congratulations to you and your daughter!

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Date: 9/14/13 0:39 AM

When in doubt, silk organza makes the best underlining.

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Date: 9/15/13 0:10 AM

The bodice is underlined with silk organza and the whole dress is lined (not underlined) with another fabric...something that would feel good against the skin. What is the outer fabric?
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Date: 9/15/13 7:54 PM

Quote: MaryStern

Susan Khalje's book, Bridal Couture, may be helpful to you and I am sure you could e-mail her your question, too.

I couldn't find her book but I did order her CD Saturday. I am hoping it will go along ways into making this fabric stuff more clear for me because I feel like I'm looking into muddy water right now. It's kind of embarrassing to admit that at my age

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Date: 9/16/13 1:01 PM

Quote: TGWGWS
What is the outer fabric?
-- Edited on 9/15/13 0:11 AM --

We found a nice Princess Satin that we are hoping to use.
I have some real nice organza that is made of silk that I might be able to use for the bodice. It's an ivory color but that shouldn't matter.

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Date: 9/23/13 11:46 PM

My vote for the final lining that goes against the skin would be china silk. I get mine from www.thaisilks.com

Sometimes it's fun to get a super light Tiffany blue or pale baby pink if the outer layers are opaque enough.

If you have an embroidery machine, a personalized label with the brides maiden name and birthdate, then married name and wedding date is nice.

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Date: 9/23/13 11:51 PM

My vote for the final lining that goes against the skin would be china silk. I get mine from www.thaisilks.com

Sometimes it's fun to get a super light Tiffany blue or pale baby pink if the outer layers are opaque enough.

If you have an embroidery machine, a personalized label with the brides maiden name and birthdate, then married name and wedding date is nice.

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Date: 9/24/13 0:23 AM

I second the china silk or thaisilks light weight silk charmeuse , it's so divine next to the skin and light weight, so not weighing the bride down. They also have a great discount for dressmakers and great shipping and easy returns. Not affliated, just do lots of business with them and am a happy customer!

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