Well I made it to Joann’s yesterday. Found TWO perfect fabrics for possible ‘lining’ use!
One is a fine weight cream colored tulle. It is so soft you could make a gown and wear it next to your bod. But it is strong on the north-south vertical line. It doesn’t stretch north-south.
The other is a very lightweight, not-too-slick, cream chiffon.
It is soft and supple, but not slippery like conventional acetate lining fabric.
Here is the tulle, laying on my hand:
And here is the chiffon:
Today, I’m going to try the tulle. Will cut a piece the size and shape of the sleeve cap. Will hand stitch it to the raglan seams, then in-and-out across the sleeve cap, burying the stitches within the seed stitch. Am I making sense? :?? My thinking or goal is to make the lining ‘one unit’ with the sleeve cap,thereby enabling the tulle to assist the sleeve cap.
After I get both sleeve caps lined, I’ll do a mock seam job of the coat and try it on. I hope the tulle will prevent the sleeve caps from stretching so far south that the armpit of the coat comes down to my elbow!
If it works a little, but not enough, I’ll repeat the process of lining the yokes of the FRONTS and BACK. I’m hoping that YOKE lining will accomplish my goal. A SYLVI pal of mine over at Ravelry thinks the chiffon would make a beautiful FULL LENGTH lining, even if the tulle yoke remedies the stretching.
I’ll have to think about that one. It would be beautiful…but not sure how much more work I wanna invest in Sylvi. Ask me later!