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Date: 4/30/12 1:06 PM

I always feel like certain garments are not complete w/o a lining, but am having trouble finding any resources on this. Also, I am baffled by how most sewing patterns skip the lining part. Maybe this is more in the realm of tailoring, but I would still like to learn step by step how to put linings in a garment. I'm working on a skirt suit right now, so I need some help. Thanks.
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Date: 4/30/12 1:10 PM

Reader's Digest's Complete Guide to Sewing. It not only talks about linings, but also interlinings. I was making a MOB dress, out of silk and I wanted to line it in cotton batiste. The dress had a french dart and I didn't know how to line the dart area--together or separate. Had it not been for my RDCGTS, I would still be working on that dress!

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Date: 4/30/12 7:22 PM

Power Sewing Step-By-Step by Sandra Betzina, $25. and Easy Guide to Sewing by Lynn MacIntyre, and Marcy Tilton, $20, both have some excellent lining how-to's and tips. Plus either has lots of other golden nuggets of sewing. Both are published by Taunton Press.

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Date: 4/30/12 10:31 PM

"Easy Guide to Sewing Linings" by Connie Long and published by Tauton Press. The book explains the purpose of lining a garment and then goes on to show how to line the following garments:
1.Jacket
2. Coat
3. Vest
4. Skirt
5. Pants
6, Dress
7. Sheer & Lace Garments
8. Sweater

Check the Book Reviews here on PR where four of our members have reviewed this book.

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Date: 4/30/12 11:06 PM

I like Easy Guide to Sewing Linings by Connie Long (Taunton Press) and Vogue Sewing, Revised and Updated (sixth&spring books). The Vogue book is a general sewing guide that I like.
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Date: 4/30/12 11:59 PM

thanks all i'm gonna look into them
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Date: 5/1/12 3:21 PM

Judy Barlap's instructions for drafting jacket linings are great, and free.

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