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Need help with a skirt facing/lining
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Date: 10/2/12 1:00 PM

Gee it has been years (literally) since I dealt with this problem and I want to know if I am on track. I am making McCalls 3830 skirt skirt. the pattern calls for a facing at the waist and I am putting in a lining. If I was putting on a waistband, it would be easy enough. I think I need the facing to give the waist some stability-should I attach the lining to the facing then the facing to the skirt? I looked in my sewing book and didn't find an answer but that makes sense to me. I don't want the facing flopping around on top of the lining. Am I thinking right or is there an easier way?
Should I just use a narrow waistband?

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Date: 10/2/12 3:25 PM

Hi Marie, I'd do what you mentioned above-attach the lining to the facing. I think just adding the lining would not give enough strength to the zipper area.

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Date: 10/2/12 6:30 PM

Excellent question! I am not sure of the answer.

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Date: 10/2/12 6:58 PM

I've used this method several times and have had no problems.

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Date: 10/2/12 11:08 PM

Thanks for the link Lynnelle, that is a good explanation of how to add a lining easily.

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Date: 10/2/12 11:20 PM

The picture on the link does not make sense to me. My brain or the fact that it is 11:19 pm here However I think the directions are the exact thing that I was thinking about. Thanks for the link!

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Date: 10/3/12 7:11 PM

The picture illustrates the inside of the skirt. If sewn correctly, the wrong side of your shell fabric will face the wrong side of the facing-lining unit. Does it make sense now?

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Date: 10/5/12 4:23 PM

Well I have finished the skirt waistband. I am pretty pleased with the results. Here is a pic
I cut out the lining to match the skirt, put the darts in the lining and then attaching the facing. I used the Threads idea that Lynelle pointed me to which is what I thought might work. I serged the edge of the facing before attaching it to the lining and then attached it flat with a zig-zag stitch to the facing right side up. Then I attached it to the skirt. It worked great!
Now, question #2. The lower CB seam is open at the bottom to allow for walking ease. I added extra to the seams because I didn't like the way the pattern wanted to only use the seam allowance. I like the placket (is that the right word?). Not sure if that makes sense but here is a pic:

I at first thought that I could serge both fabrics together but I don't think that would work because I need to hem them separately then attach them somehow at that seam. or do I? Ideas anyone?

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Date: 10/6/12 8:20 PM

Just bringing this to the top. Does anyone have any ideas about the attaching the vents-the lining and the fabric vent?

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Date: 10/7/12 7:08 PM

Below are some sites that discuss how to line the skirt vent. For some techniques, you have to adjust the lining pattern before you cut it out.

you tube video
another link
Kay's method

Threads has an article about this in an older issue. When I find it, I'll post it here.

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