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Having a Winter Coat Made -- Question About the Lining, Please....

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Hi, all.

I'm having a winter coat made of a lightweight cashmere/wool fabric.

I have about a yard of leftover fabric, and I was thinking about asking the tailor to line just the back of the coat with the extra fabric (and having the rest of the coat lined in Cupro).

Is this a bad idea?

I have nothing else to do with the extra fabric, and I would prefer the coat to be as warm as possible.

Thanks.
 

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It'll make it a bit less easy to slip into while getting on, plus I don't see how lining the back (vs. front) really will make you much warmer. I'd recommend against it, and save the extra fabric for if part of the coat gets damaged in the future.

How about not using lightweight fabric if you want a warm coat in the first place? Seems the best way to have approached it.
 

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There is 5 inches of facing on each side of the front opening already, but I probably have enough fabric to line the front (in addition to the back).

Lining the entire back in an extra layer of fabric would make the back of the coat twice as warm, no?
 

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Wouldn't this make it hard to slide into the coat? You could have a quilted lining used to bring extra warmth. Actually my back always gets cold in winter, so this would make some sense.

Perhaps use the extra fabric to make a matching hat or a casual waistcoat?
 

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+1 on the quilted lining and maybe a waistcoat or a hat?

Have you thought about saving the lightweight cashmere for something else and doing a heavyweight <15 oz coat? It's quite a joy to have something heavy in the winter.
 

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I'm not sure I understand how it would be more difficult to slide into the coat.

I would still have the armholes and the sleeves lined with Cupro -- would lining just the back in wool make the coat more difficult to slide into?

Thanks.
 

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Originally Posted by uluvbs
I'm not sure I understand how it would be more difficult to slide into the coat.

I would still have the armholes and the sleeves lined with Cupro -- would lining just the back in wool make the coat more difficult to slide into?

Thanks.


It just seems like if you were wearing anything nubby or that catches easily it wouldn't slide in as easily and might add a tiny bit of bulk. I suppose if it isn't super tight it should be okay.
 

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Just keep the extra fabric.
May I ask who is your tailor?
 

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