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Since we talked about linings for bustle jackets, when I came across this one on Ebay, I wanted to share. Isn't it pretty!? Imagine how lovely before wear and time took it's toll...|65%3A1|39%3A1|240%3A1318

In addition, here is an extant dolman and jacket with silk linings I saved pics of at some point from Ebay or something

I wrote to Heather and asked her about the cotton lining for her new bustle coat pattern. Since she made the pattern, she'll be able to explain her choice. I'll share her wisdom when she responds! It's always good to learn :D

Wow, Heather is up early this morning! Here's what she said:

"I pretty much line everything with cotton by default. I find the slippery stuff so miserable to work with, that it just isn't worth it. Also, I don't know that there is any prequilted slinky fabrics available. I made one coat with a broadcloth lining, and a cotton quilt batting that is like a felt blanket. Then I made the second coat with the prequilted stuff, and it was so much easier to make.

You can of course, you any lining fabric that you like. Or if you are worried about the sleeve and keeping costs down, maybe only line the sleeves with silk."

I like the idea of doing just the sleeves in a slinky fabric. I think that will work for me! I know that girl who used to run Creations L'Escarpolette made a bustle coat with a pre-quilted satin lining, and it was amazing. I still have the drool-worthy photos. I wonder where she got it?

Date: 2008-11-08 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I totally agree w/Heather on linings. Cotton is so easy to work with, plus it feels nice on the skin (breathable, spot-cleanable). I suppose silk would achieve the same effect, but I couldn't afford it, plus I find silk a PITA to work with, so I'll only bother when it shows :-)

Date: 2008-11-08 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I agree with Heather, the extant garments shown look like they are meant to be quite warm. Silk incapsulates heat, as it supposed to do for those little worms wanting to become silk butterflies. Joyce used to live in France, now she lives in Canada again, but I know she had some real nice France addresses for silk and lace. I've had a few email conversations about lace with her a long time ago.

Date: 2008-11-10 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's good to have the sleeves in smooth slippery fabric especially if they're tight as it's easier to get on and off, which is the reason for having it in the rest of the jacket too but most important in the sleeves.
This is also the reason for having the satin backs on men's waistcoats too - so it's easier to put the jacket on over the top.
Having said that, I hate all slippery fabrics, so normally don't bother. I think I'd want to use a fairly expensive good quality one in the hope it didn't drive me crazy.


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