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Lining the jacket

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    enajybbil @enajybbil

    I want to make the Sunday Brunch Jacket into a warm jacket. I was wondering if it would be possible to make one jacket out of a wool and another out of a cotton and do the whole inside out thing to make the cotton jacket the lining. Do you have any better suggestions for making it into a warmer coat?

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    Liesl Gibson
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    My only concern with this would be the bulkiness and how it would affect fit of the jacket. This particular pattern was designed to be more of a blazer-type jacket rather than a real coat, so I’m concerned about having enough room for clothing to fit underneath it once it’s lined. If you’ve made it already and it was roomy enough, then I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Do you want it to be completely reversible?

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    enajybbil @enajybbil

    No, reversibility is not a concern at all. Do you think that going up a size and lining the whole body but not the sleeves would work? Or maybe just lining the bodice and not the “swing” part of the jacket (other than what the patterns has you line to begin with)? OR…could it be made in a melton wool and lined with a quilting cotton WITHOUT modifying anything?

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    Liesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    I’ll be curious to see if this works! Like I said, the pattern itself is designed to fit closer to the body, so I really can’t way how it will fit as a warmer jacket, but I’d love to find out if you want to try it.

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    Ladies, any luck with this? I am making a coat in velveteen and wanted to line it with china silk (it’s an AMH fabric and that’s the lining she recommends, plus I have a piece in the right color — many thanks to crozette from the flickr group for the link to the AMH blog post). Any suggestions on the order of operations? I was thinking of doing the sleeves like the school days , but for some reason am having trouble envisioning how the collar, etc would all work. My brain is really not working in 3D this week.

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    Mama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles

    I just did this last year for Sarah, it came out great. Here is a link to it on flicker

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mama_knowles03/8414413931/in/photostream

    and the inside

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mama_knowles03/6319899683/in/set-72157629131948728

    I made her’s all in fleece but it would work great on any fabric I think.

    ~Sharon~

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    Oh wonderful, thank you!

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    Do you happen to recall how you did the sleeves?

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    Mama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles

    For her’s I pressed the fleece under 1″ then machine stitched the lining to the main, but the lining was the same fabric as the main fabric. If I was to use different fabric from the lining to the main fabric I would make the sleeves finish just as the School Days coat though.

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    Maggie @Maggie

    I’m planning to make this in a wool suiting. I want to line it because of itchiness. I was planning to line the bodice, sleeves and collar. Has anyone else done this since this post?

    Thanks.

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    I did wind up making a fully lined coat, velveteen with silk lining. It was not my most successful project. The slippery silk was totally above my skill level to sew, and the velveteen was super thick at the seams and frayed like crazy.

    Wool suiting will be a substantially better choice, I’m making one in wool right now with lawn facings (not Liberty, something thicker, but still lighter than quilting) but am not making a full lining. What will you use to line it? I am pretty sure that even one of the lighter, silkier quilting cottons (I’m thinking of CLoud 9’s higher-end base cloth, I forget the name for it) would work pretty well. I’m making a size 4 and my kid is average to a little tall and turns 4 in a few months, so it’ll be just a touch roomy.

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    Maggie @Maggie

    I had thought of using a lightweight quilting cotton, but my local fabric shop has polyester lining that they claim is easy to sew. It would add very little bulk, but I have no experience sewing polyester. (Well, I did alter a bridesmaid’s dress once, but that was a sewing emergency.)

    I have a slim 6 year old. I was planning to do the 6. Once she outgrows it, her little sister can inherit it. I could do the 7 with a shortened sleeve, but she is still swimming in the school days jacket. Hmm…

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    The School Days is a very different fit — it’s designed to go over layers of clothes, I believe — but if you can manage the poly that should be easier for slipping the jacket on and off. Let us know how it works out!

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    Maggie @Maggie

    I just found this post about altering pattern pieces to make a lining. I thought it might be helpful for others. I’ll see how it goes.

    http://www.tillyandthebuttons.com/2010/10/sewaholic-tutorial-drafting-jacket.html

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