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<p>I'm a total newbie at this.  I'm making this - <a href="http://butterick.mccall.com/b5165-products-7753.php?page_id=978&search_control=display&list=search" target="_blank">http://butterick.mccall.com/b5165-products-7753.php?page_id=978&search_control=display&list=search</a>  dress for DD for her 3rd birthday.  The top is lined.  What kind of fabric does one use to line a dress?  TIA!</p>
 

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<p>I'd use lining fabric.  <span><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">  It's thin, slippery polyester, and comes in lots of colors.</span></p>
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<p><span>I lined a fancy dress for dd out of a light cotton muslin.  That'll work, too, if you prefer natural fibers.  But the lining fabric helps the dress slide on and lie nicely.  What does the pattern say to use? </span></p>
 

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<p>I use broadcloth, or some of the same fabric as the outside, or whatever I have on hand that will match.  It all seems to work just fine.   I dont like actual lining fabric b/c its slippery to sew and doesnt feel nice to me, so usually I use cotton.</p>
 

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<p>I like cotton voile to line cotton dresses or else poly lining fabric.  And super thin shantung silk for really fancy dresses.</p>
 

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<p>Thanks.  The 100% Poly lining is what I found at the fabric store near me.  It just didn't seem like the right thing for a little girl's dress.  I was a bit worried that the cotton fabric would be too wrinkley, but I'm going to try that.  Thanks, ladies!</p>
 

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<p>I also have used muslin - actually the leftover unbleached organic cotton muslin from my wedding dress! Voile sounds like a good idea, too, especially for a warm weather dress!</p>
 
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