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« on: July 06, 2007 10:25:05 AM »

I am completing a dress that has a pleated skirt and am wondering how to go about lining it. I've already got most of sewn together (except for the sleeves and collar) because I hadn't realized I would need a lining until now - so it's too late to put in an underlining.

So now I'm trying to think of a way to add a lining to the skirt without adding more bulk to the waist. The lining needs to be the full breadth of the skirt since it's going to be worn with a full petticoat. Meaning I can't skimp and just wear a slip. The skirt itself is made of two plain rectangles pleated to fit the waist. So to make the lining - should I just gather? Or will that be too bulky? Or will I need to measure out a trapezoid skirt? I want to make this as no-hassle as possible Cheesy Any advice is much appreciated!




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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2007 10:37:08 AM »

If you are going to wear a petticoat with it already, why do you need a lining?

I would probably wear the slip, then the petticoat, then the dress.
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2007 10:43:58 AM »

If you are going to wear a petticoat with it already, why do you need a lining?

I would probably wear the slip, then the petticoat, then the dress.

Well the petticoat I have is made of a light tulle and doesn't have an outer layer of cotton or anything. The dress fabric is very see through in some spots and opaque in others (because of the nature of the material and the stripes), so if I wear my current petticoat with it it won't make much of a difference as far as opacity goes. I also need to line the bodice for modesty's sake, so there will be a marked difference in appearance between the two halves if I don't line the bottom as well. It's hard to explain without showing the fabric in person Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2007 06:17:38 PM »

hmmm- idea? I'd be inclined to line the bodice as planned and tack something onto the petticoat instead of the dress- but that's me. Tacking an opaque layer to the petticoat would allow doing so at the top of the tulle vs. on the waist bulking it up.
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