The lining fabric is a silk and rayon blend from Fabricland which I think they were marketing as "dirty silk". Here's a close up of the fabric. You can see it's a floral jacquard weave and the right side is brownish-black, or blackish-brown, in an interesting kind of way. The lighter side is the wrong side, and it really does look "dirty" - the dye is uneven and smeared as you can see below (the real colour is less yellow than the photo below, and less pink than the photo to the right).
The dark side looks great with my "navy brown" and buttery soft leather.
My thoughts then turned to the inevitable question: "But what (besides jeans) can I wear this with??" I went burrowing into my stash, where I found some likely candidates.
My first thought was to identify a suiting weight fabric and I came up with a really soft and drapey, slightly tweedy pure wool that gives just the right overall effect of rich brown but is really a complex mix, in a tiny woven pattern, of at least three different browns - one really dark and cool in tone, the second a rich red-brown, and the third is a mix of beige and dark brown. I have just under 3 metres. I'm going to make my PMB sheath dress (again) and a pair of wide-legged pants. I have had great luck with Vogue 7881 which I have made three times already. There should be enough left after cutting these 2 pieces to make my favorite bias shell, from an OOP Vogue, 2683. Like 7881, this is a real TNT (tried 'n' true) pattern for me since I have made the top at least 4 times (and the skirt at least 3 times). The dress/top combo is 100% appealing to me, but the dress leaves me completely cold.
Simplicity 2938. I've made this one before too.
To the left is a sneak peek of the jacket together with the two coordinating fabrics I'm planning. What do you think?