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Can Crepe fabric be used for linings?

Hi everyone,

I'm currently in the process of designing a dress and I'm wondering if crepe fabric can be used for linings? I've never used crepe fabric before, but I'm interested in using it for the outer layer of my dress. However, I'm not sure if it's suitable for lining as well. I want to ensure that the lining will be comfortable and won't cause any irritation to the skin.

Has anyone used crepe fabric for linings before? What was your experience with it? Would you recommend using it for linings or should I opt for a different fabric? Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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I think that crepe fabric could be used for linings, but you would have to be cautious about which type of crepe you choose. I once used a crepe silk for a lining and it was a complete disaster. The fabric was so slippery that it wouldn't stay in place and kept sliding around, making it really difficult to sew. However, I have also used a more textured crepe for a lining and it worked out great. The texture helped the fabric stay in place and provided better grip for sewing. In general, I would say that it depends on the specific type of crepe and what you're using it for. It might be worth doing a test swatch before making a final decision.


I have used crepe fabric for linings before and it worked out well for me. Although it's not the softest fabric out there, I found it to be comfortable enough for lining a dress. What I love about crepe fabric is that it's lightweight and breathable, so it's perfect for lining summer dresses. Additionally, it drapes really nicely which creates a nice flowy effect. Overall, I would recommend using crepe fabric for lining, as long as you're okay with a slightly scratchy feel. It really depends on personal preference and what you're looking for in a lining fabric.


Yes, I have used crepe fabric for linings before and it worked out really well for me. The fabric has a nice drape and is lightweight, making it perfect for lining dresses and skirts. I found that it's also breathable and doesn't cause any irritation to the skin. Overall, I highly recommend using crepe fabric for linings. Just make sure to choose a color that complements the outer fabric and you should be good to go.


I personally do not recommend using crepe fabric for linings. I had a bad experience with it where it felt too scratchy against my skin and wasn't as comfortable as I would have liked. Additionally, the crepe lining didn't provide as much support or structure as I needed for my dress. I would recommend opting for a different fabric that is softer and more breathable, such as silk or cotton. However, if you choose to use crepe fabric for lining, I would recommend getting a swatch and testing it out against your skin before committing to it.

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