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Give Some Thought To... Linings That Pop

Look at this fantastic lining! Tsumori Chisato trench coat.

Just a quick thought as we head into this Labor Day weekend...

The next time you buy lining fabric for that coat or jacket you're making, think about using a print instead of a boring solid color. Imagine wearing the trench coat above and then flashing everyone with that cool lining. Sarah Jessica Parker, a Mood NYC customer, buys silk prints to line her coats because she likes the unexpected surprise of a print lining. I replaced the lining on a friend's J. Crew coat with a charmeuse print, and my friend says she gets more compliments on the lining than she does on the coat.

So instead of automatically reaching for a matching solid lining fabric the next time you sew a coat or jacket, consider a fun print. Here are two from MoodFabrics.com that I like:

302144, silk charmeuse
302132, silk charmeuse
Enjoy the long weekend, and happy sewing!

8 thoughts on “Give Some Thought To... Linings That Pop”

  • Lola Stockmaster
    Lola Stockmaster August 31, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    What a great idea...I have never thought of that. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  • Vicky

    SJP sews? Wow I'm impressed!

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  • Ginger

    What a great idea!

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  • oonaballoona

    i had that blue/red/white silk charmeuse in my closet, in the form of a RTW tank top. now i'm wondering if i never wore it because it was meant to be a lining...

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  • Amy

    I'm definitely a fan of surprise linings. I've put printed silk crepe de chine lining in two dresses I've made this year, have a beautiful print silk charmeuse for a jacket, and am currently eyeing a Mood silk crepe de chine for another dress. Do you think it would work well on the underside of a peplum, or is that too much?!

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  • Emily Tharpe

    I made a beautiful Mardi Gras gown a couple of years ago. The print was the focus of the dress, but I decided to add some flair with the lining. I called the print "Tropical Zebra" because it was a blue silky fabric with a zebra print... LOVE THAT DRESS!!!!! I put a hot pink silky liner in. Adjusted my pattern to have side slits on both sides.... liner popped against the tropical zebra! Surprise linings are really awesome and with a little imagination, can be a showstopper!

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