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Silk facings?

Okay. So I’m working on a wool sideless surcoat. I have this lovely blue wool and there wasn’t enough yardage for anything else.
After much research on the interwebs, I’ve found that silk was often used as a facing on clothing. Okay. I’m good with that… I think? Is it just me or does that seem counter intuitive?
In any case I’m going to give it a try. If not I’ll just have to redo the facings right?

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3 thoughts on “Silk facings?

  1. it depends how much wear the thing gets, and upon the quality of the silk. cheap silk can wear badly when used a facings, and if the garment gets heavy wear as some of mine have done…

    • That’s what I was thinking too. I’m not sure how much wear it will get, but I don’t want to put in facings if I’ll need to redo them after a while…
      This requires some brainstorming I think…

      Em

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