We all know the importance of choosing the right fabric to go along with a pattern. For the Truffle dress there are two different fabrics to take into consideration: the outside, or "shell" fabric, and the inside lining fabric. Personally, I have never sewn in a lining, so this was all new to me and gave me something to think about.
I knew which fabric I wanted to use (I bought it at Mood last year), so I brought it with me to the fabric store to figure out what to use for the lining. I wanted the perfect combination, so I held my fabric up to others to see how they felt together. Sarai made it very clear that the lining fabric was there to provide structure, so I ended up choosing this black cotton that felt nice paired with my soft drapey fabric.
My wrinkly fabric. Sorry I didn't iron it for the picture.
In the past few projects I did not make a wearable muslin and had only cut and sewn the minimum number of pieces necessary to figure out what size to go by. This time I decided to make a wearable muslin, but because I needed to use fabric that would be similar to the final fabric my options were limited at the store I went to. I got the same lining fabric as above, but in white, to go with my "groovy" fabric. Lavender named my fabric :)
Have you picked out your fabrics yet? What did you choose?