Have you ever purchased a stretch woven fabric only to discover that you need a lining. But you can't find a suitable lining that also stretches. If you want to maintain the stretch of the main fabric, you also need a lining with the same property.
Stretch Poly Satin is one answer. It is durable, affordable, lightweight and makes a jacket or coat easy to slide on or off. Now available in White, Black, Turquoise and Cherry Red, it is a generous 145 cm / 58 in. wide.
Stretch Poly Satin is a little heavier than your typical lining. Consider sewing a cami or top in the same fabric to match.
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