This silk velvet cape’s original lining was in desperate need of replacement, and after we had removed the fragile silk lining, replaced with a new pink lining, supplied by the client.
This couture – and therefore hand finished – jacket’s original lining was dirty and ripped in places. The client wanted to replace the original creamy white with a grey shade. We unpicked the original lining, using this as template for the new and inserted the new lining.
This 1950s skirt suffered a common problem, as the original lining fabric had deteriorated with age. We carefully removed and replaced it, taking extra care around the pleats and ensuring the new lining was pleated too to boost the skirt’s intended fullness as much as possible.