Member since 11/14/11
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Date: 3/22/12 2:14 AM
Ok, so I'm making my first blazer style jacket. It's Simplicity 3506, but don't think that's important.
I want to line it for a more professional look (and cuz the fabric might be a bit scratchy otherwise). I bought the lining and have cut out the pieces same as the jacket (except the collar and front facing).
When/how should I attach the lining? As I put the pieces together? Wait until it's done and then attempt it? And how do I attach it?
I'm thinking attach to the front/back together and then the sleeves, but since I've never done this before (and never done a pattern with a lining before), I know there has to be a good technique.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!!
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Singer Curvy 8763
Member since 5/17/05
Date: 3/22/12 8:18 AM
A series with more information than you probably want to know...
Kathleen Fasanella's Fashion Incubator blog
She's so generous with sharing her knowledge. I hope you aren't overwhelmed!
Also check the Threads website, I believe they have a tutorial on how to bag linings.
I'm finally a blogger!
Member since 8/24/02
Date: 3/22/12 9:23 AM
Also, if you can find the book Easy Guide to Sewing Linings at your library-- go for it. It's great with detailed pics of how to line anything. I was shocked to find this book on Amazon and Ebay for $60-$70!!! OMG.
I bought it for maybe $15 many years ago. I have no idea why it's so high now.
Bernina 780, and 530
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