Saying a person is beautiful inside and out is the highest compliment you can give. Turns out the same goes for a tailored jacket or coat.

Tailoring professor and department coordinator Ronda Chaney knows just how important—and fun—linings can be.Even though no one sees the lining most of the time, I encourage my students to choose a fun print or bright color for the lining,” Ronda declares. And another piece of advice for your next tailoring project: “A rayon fabric can work well, but you will thank yourself for years to come if you invest in silk.

This past semester our Tailoring students put dozens of hours into their final projects, and much of this time was spent working on their linings. The results were impressive! Here are just a few:

We are so proud of our students and their incredible work!