I really like how it looks unzipped; I might put a full zip in instead of the partial zip. The pattern reminds me of zip front warm up jackets because of the raglan sleeve and stand up collar.
I envisioned something with a floral/hibiscus print and I found this fabric at JoANN’s that I sort of like. I like the pink and brown, and how it’s sort of neutral tones but sort of not. I like the flowers. I really love the fabric. Except it’s a cotton/poly blend ‘sportswear’ fabric, and it is more like a shirting than anything else. The fabric is on the thin side and although it is not sheer, it definitely needs something underneath it to make this work.
So, if I were to line this, how should I do it and what should I use? The floral print has no stretch to it, and it is on the stiff side (compared to poly blends and knit fabrics).
I am seeking advice from you girls on
a.) what kind of fabric to line with
b.) what color
c.) how to line it – should I line it as I would a normal jacket, or should I sew the other fabric directly in with the top layer as I construct the jacket? (I did that once before with a similar style blouse made of sheer tricot; I double layered the bodice and it came out fine).
Or, should I try to find an interlock or jersey knit in a similar print to do this with?
WHAT WOULD SEWRETRO DO?