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Topic: Lining the skirt of a jumper dress  (Read 675 times)
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« on: September 08, 2005 03:32:16 PM »

I usually make quilts, purses, pouches.  Now I'm attempting to sew an actual garment.  A jumper dress.

The fabric I'm using is 100% cotton and will be more see-through than I'd like.  I don't really want to bother with a slip, so I've decided to line the skirt portion of the jumper.

I read through PeekaBoo Lining Stitch.  But completely not sure how to apply the instructions to the jumper since the skirt doesn't really stop at the waist. 

Any suggestions on how the lining is attached at the waist of a jumper? 

Also any tips on lining to use with 100% cotton fabric?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2005 06:51:55 AM »

It looks as if there's a seam all the way around at the hip line.  Add your lining from that seam down.  I would use 100% cotton for the lining too.  (You are going to pre-wash all your fabrics, right?  To get the shrinking and running out of the way before you begin.  Especially if you have deep colors, be careful.  Use a "dye magnet" or wash similar colors together.  They will run.) 

Figure out what the finished width of the skirt will be - the pattern details may tell you that.  Figure the length as about 2" shorter than the skirt if you're leaving it long, as in the photo.  If you're making it closer to knee length, it only needs to be about 1" shorter. 

Sew the vertical seams on the skirt, so you have a tube.  Do the same thing for the lining.  The lining doesn't need to have as many seams.  Don't have a seam on the center front, but center back is okay if it works out that way.  Now take both tubes and put them wrong side together.  Baste around the top.  Now treat them as one piece and attach them to the bodice.  Hem them separately.  You'll have a little extra bulk, but it shouldn't be a problem. 

The really high end way to do this is to make a slip that hangs from the shoulders, has less fullness in the skirt, and maybe no horizontal seams.  But that takes a lot more figuring and planning. 


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