Rated 3 out of 5 by 1
Rated 3 out of 5 by JenR Not exactly what I had in mind
While I don't know if what I got is really what I ordered, I'm going on the assumption that it was. I've been sewing for several decades. I know fabric. So I know what to expect when I order it. I've purchased Ambiance Bemberg Rayon Lining from several brick and mortar stores and I know what it should feel and look like; what I got was not it. Bemberg Rayon Lining has a smooth, cool feel and drapes wonderfully. What I got was not smooth and cool-feeling, nor did it have the drape that is characteristic of Bemberg Rayon that I've used. The fabric felt thicker and the weave seemed more pronounced, as though the threads themselves were thicker. I don't know if this was second-quality or just a one-off thing; maybe it was simply a heavier weight than what I've purchased previously. In any event, it wasn't what I needed/wanted and I certainly wouldn't call it couturier lining.
Lucky for me, Fabric.com has wonderful customer service and I was able to send back the fabric and get a refund. And that's why I continue to buy from here. Honestly, this is the first time I've been disappointed with a purchase from this site, so I know it's not the norm. I'll continue to purchase fabric here, but maybe not linings.
August 13, 2014