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carolynbb
« on: January 09, 2008 02:29:49 PM »

I'm making myself a bathrobe from a See&Sew pattern (#B4322). 

The pattern is just a plain terry cloth robe, but I'd like to add a comfortable soft yummy liner.  I've never added a liner to anything (I'm new to sewing in general) and have a couple of questions.

I cut out each pattern piece twice: once on the robe fabric and once on the liner fabric.

Originally, I sewed the liner fabric to the terry cloth by facing the "good sides" in, sewing almost all the way around the periphery, and then turning the piece inside-out.

This makes my pieces look great, but it occurred to me this morning that this means that sewing the pieces together to make the actual robe will be doubly thick (the inside-out seams of the liner-to-terry cloth and then the seams of the robe itself).

I'm thinking that maybe I should seam rip those pieces apart and start over.  Maybe I should just sew the liner directly to the terry cloth and assume those seams will be hidden when I sew the pieces all together?

I hope this post makes sense; I haven't gotten all the sewing terminology down yet.  Wink

Any advice?
 
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008 04:52:19 PM »

Actually most lined things go together a bit differently.
Sew the robe body & sleeves together (following the regular instructions).
Sew the lining body & sleeves together (just like the robe).
Now turn right sides together, sew the lining to the robe along the front opening areas & neck. Turn it right side out (lining inside with the pretty side visible), carefully finish the sleeve cuffs catching the lining inside.

The bottom hem of lined things is often left un-attatched. You can hem each part independantly or do the bottom the same as the sleeves.
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carolynbb
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008 07:12:33 PM »

Thank you so much! I think I'll be able to salvage this project after all..... Grin
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008 08:28:14 PM »

Many robes have a band or strip down the front, don't line that part Smiley
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