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Recently I have been exploring linen in more depth, so I did not realize that there are blended varieties. I was always under the assumption that linen was 100% linen cotton. I think I am still correct in thinking this, but there are a few varieties available, depending on your needs. The linen we purchased was 100% linen at the widest width to allow for the huge flared hem in our design. It was called Vivaldi Linen and cost $21.98 per meter (see picture below).
By the way, do not feel like you have to stick to a specific section in a fabric store. If you are looking for lining, explore light weight fabrics in other sections. There are no rules - remember, you are the designer.
Centre Back Seam
A trick we like to do in the studio, when working with a white design, is to line the garment using a skin-coloured fabric, and not a white-coloured one. Why? It provides any garment with a lining BUT makes it invisible. You can use this same theory with your undergarments. When wearing a white shirt, wear a skin-coloured bra instead of a white one.
French Seam Finish
Also, who doesn't appreciate the peak of a French seam while you walk. People will take notice!
Asymmetrical Hand Sewn Hem Finish
Designed and written by Sheila Wong
Drafted by Sahar Manavi and Sheila Wong
Constructed by Caitlyn Sio and Sheila Wong
Edited by Samantha Quon
Sheila Wong Sewing Team