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Message Board > Beginner's Forum > Lining a maxi skirt - would this look stupid? ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

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Lining a maxi skirt - would this look stupid?
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Date: 5/24/12 2:06 PM

I am planning to make this maxi skirt (although, I will not be plonkering about in it in gardens as this woman is) from the latest Burda issue 06/2012 (it is pattern 111). (Line drawing, for reference)

The thing is, the fabric I have picked is a semi-sheer georgette. There's a LOT of fabric in the skirt, so it might achieve opacity just by sheer volume of fabric. However, I am concerned that it might not. The skirt is just bound at the waist, so I was thinking I could just put in a half lining, maybe just as long as the (immense) godet to provide coverage. Does that seem at all sane?
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Date: 5/24/12 2:20 PM

You could do a light weight knit (think tricot) in a basic A-line. It doesn't need to be as full or have the godet that the skirt has. I have some RTW that are lined like this.

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Date: 5/24/12 2:39 PM

Or a slip?

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Date: 5/24/12 3:46 PM

I think your instincts for more coverage here are correct. There's a lot of volume--but it's all in that godet where you don't really need extra coverage. The rest of the skirt is a pretty straightforward A-line, and you'll see *everything.*

In this case, I think a lining of some sort would look better than a slip. Maybe a lightweight lawn or batiste? And I'd be inclined to take it nearly down to the hem (depending on just how sheer that georgette really is.)

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Date: 5/24/12 4:39 PM

I think I'd make a lightweight lining the same basic shape as the main part of the skirt with a maybe a walking split in the center back.

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Date: 5/28/12 3:42 PM

What a pretty skirt!! I would be inclined to line the whole thing as well, I would probably use a Bemberg rayon; it is breathable, comes in many colours and has a lovely silky feel and drape :)

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