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Topic: PeekaBoo Lining Stitch  (Read 924 times)
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« on: April 15, 2005 08:06:22 AM »

I'm making an asymmetrical skirt and want to put a shiny red satin lining underneath, it will look awesome to walk and see it peek out. I'm dealing with Satin and don't know the best way to sew it underneath.
Any suggestions before I begin?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2005 01:05:16 PM »

Hmmm..... depends on your skirt fabric really, but here are 2 standard methods.
1) make the lining the same shape as the skirt & 'bag them out' at the hem (so you end up with almost a reversible skirt, with no visible hem allowances). If you do this, leave about 12" of one side seam on the lining open-so if the seam was 24" long, sew down 6', leave 12' open, then sew the last 6'. This means that you can sew the skirt ling & fabric together at hem and waist, press the seams open, and flip it right side out thru the opening in the side seam of the lining. This is probably the best way to see a flash of sexy red lining when you walk. And it sounds glamorous as hell, I must say....
2) Make a hem facing (cut it about 3" so it finishes about 2'-I hate skimpy hem facings!!!!ha ha!) from your skirt fabric. Cut your lining to the same shape & length as your skirt, then trim off 2" from the lining length. Attach the hem facing to the lining, and proceed as method 1 above. Tho now I've typed this out, I'm realising method 1 is probably the right one for you....
Anyhow, I've recommended these methods because you are doing an assymetric hem, and just folding under a hem allowance will be a bit bulky & tricky on that!
Now hurry up & make it, we need to see a pic!
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