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It depends on what kind of a look you would want the dress to have. Putting in a lining is definitely going to lend to a more finished look on the inside of the dress and will also give more body to the shape. Facing is mainly used for finishing raw edges like a sleeveless bodice or a neckline with no collar. Also, if you want your dress to appear more flowy and light, than I would just do the facing and skip the lining. You also have the option of doing half and half if the pattern you’re working on has a separate bodice and skirt piece. So you can do the facing in the bodice but add a lining to the skirt portion. Also, keep in mind that the lining might make the dress warmer to wear in the summer. I’d love to see it when you finish. 🙂