|Looks a little brighter in real life|
Now the lining was where there was a problem. I grabbed a china silk and I don't know why but I didn't look at the price. Didn't think I needed to china silk is usually about $10-12 yard for a 45" width and even on the website Mood prices there china silk at $10 for what I assume is a 5mm. Anyways it wasn't until I had it cut I realized it was $25 a yard and let me tell you they let it be known that if they cut it you must buy it though to be fair before she cut my piece she had to unwind another already cut piece that someone must have balked at. Apparently what I had picked out was 8-10mm and 63" wide hence the higher price.
So I spend more on the lining than on the shell fabric which for me happens a lot because I can get good deals on wool fabrics but never the same for silk linings unless I order black or white from Dharma Trading. FYI Dharma Trading has excellent prices on silk organza for underlining.
There was a small silver lining the girl over cut my wool by 1.5 yards. Yes that much. Maybe she felt bad. The clerk who rang up my order gave me one of their nice canvas totes which they usually sell for about $10 so I think I came out ok. I just felt like a fool.
Overall I paid more than I wanted but got my moneys worth. The only think is I'll end up with too much fabric left over since I already had calculated a small cushion in yardage. I'm thinking this might end up being a Pan Am style suit if I make a matching skirt.