Their website doesn't mention the percentages of rayon, polyester, or Lycra, but it did state that the fabric had 4-way stretch - which brings me to my dilemma. Since I plan to make jackets, skirts and pants out of this fabric, I'll want to include a lining. I see three ways to make this happen, but they all have their pros and cons.
Option 1: use a non-stretch lining sewn with smaller seam allowances
- Pros: I stock up on lining whenever there's a sale or when I have a coupon, so I have plenty on hand. Plus, my lining is all rayon and breathes/sews very well.
- Cons: It doesn't stretch. I don't know if simply cutting the same pieces and using a smaller seam allowance will help preserve the benefit of the fabric's stretch.
- Pros: It stretches and is readily available.
- Cons: It's polyester. What can I say? I'm a fabric snob when it comes to linings.
- Pros: I'll have comparable stretch.
- Cons: I'm not sure how the bias will behave in the long run. Will it hang correctly with the rest of the garment?