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« on: February 21, 2008 07:32:42 PM »

I made an A-line girl's dress like the one below.  I lined the whole thing, but when I went to turn the dress inside out it got all tangled and I ended up just hemming both the dress and the lining seperately.  I don't want to do that to the next one I make.  So, how do I line the dress and still be able to turn it?  I left an opening at the bottom of the dress and tried pulling the dress through that hole, but it didn't work.  It was all twisted.  Should I leave an opening in the shoulders instead and turn it from there?  Please help!  Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2008 03:24:28 AM »



I like to bind the bottom of mine with bais binding,i just like the hem seam to be sewn last,so it hangs right Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2008 03:56:09 AM »

I can't help with your problem but I have to say what a pretty dress! I love the blue/brown combo and the ribbon. Just beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008 09:44:33 AM »

Where did you leave your opening before?

My instinct is telling me to leave the opening in the side seam of the lining.

I'm at work right now, so I can't grab something and work it out (the tissues I tried to use just aren't cutting it Smiley ).
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2008 06:43:30 AM »

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I ended up just hemming both the dress and the lining seperately
That's pretty much the way most commercially produced and many patterns for fully lined items are finished. If you want the bottom closed without a top stitch you can do it by hand.
Dresses aren't pillow cases, lined anything with sleeves or arm holes there will always be some place you can't close up with the machine, it's determining how much hand sewing you want to do, where you want to do it or if you can live with top stitching.

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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008 10:37:04 PM »

Okay, I know some of you talented sewing mommas have made a dress like this.  Please help me figure this out. Cry
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2008 07:56:26 AM »

Yay!!!  After weeks of looking online and using I don't how many word combinations in my search I finally found a site that shows me how to line this dress the way I want it.  If anyone else is interested in the info I found let me know and I will post it here for you.

Thanks to all who tried to help me with this.  You're such smart crafters.  The dress in the pic is not mine, but thanks for the compliment. Wink  I'll have to post the next dress I make.
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