Learning Lining

After three evenings of sewing, the lining in my dress is almost complete. I’ve never lined a dress before and thought it was beyond me, but with Susan’s advice in the Craftsy Couture Dress Class, it went like a breeze!

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Having not quite followed the class to the latter with regards to the interlining (I haven’t got one) I made more of an effort here. I made my lining the three separate parts and completed each so that I could enjoy seeing the finished dress come to life as I worked.

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I discovered a new love of and stitching as a pick stitched the edges and basted my skirt and top linings into place. I managed not to do my usual and rush it through, with great results. I particularly love the neck and arm edges now – in fact I think I am a convert from facing.

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I’ve also tried the dress on ready for hemming. I was worried it might not fit as I have gained a few holiday pounds, but it looks lovely (and will look even better when the pounds are shed!)
Next to complete the hemming then I’ll share my finished Couture dress with you.

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