Online Sewing Class: Altering Jackets
SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting > (Invisible) Zipper in a partially lined bodice

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
(Invisible) Zipper in a partially lined bodice
cimmanon
star
cimmanon
Member since 1/2/05
Posts: 50
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

                                                     1 Replies



Date: 6/16/13 8:12 AM

I've mastered the RTW techniques for faced and fully lined invisible zippers, but I don't think I've ever seen a RTW dress with a zipper where only the bodice is lined and not the skirt. When you come across a pattern designed this way (very common in patterns with an empire seam), what do you do? I see 2 possibilities here:

1. Add a full lining, even when the fabric doesn't need it

2. Treat the lining like a really long facing: attaching the bottom of the lining to the corresponding shell seam either by hand (which is awful to redo if alterations are necessary down the line) or by machine once you've cleared the zipper tape (will this still look professional?).

Or is there something else I'm not thinking of that works better?
Miss Fairchild
starstarstarstar
Miss Fairchild
USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 7936
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to cimmanon

Date: 6/16/13 11:12 AM

Answer No. 2, but I use a
catch stitch to hold the lining in place. It's sort of like a slip stitch but is looser. The half lining method was very popular in the 70's, especially with empire dresses to cover the bust area for modesty.

Or make thread chains attaching the lining to the side seams.

------
"Play the cards you are dealt, but choose who is sitting at the table"..AARP magazine

SEE MY ETSY SHOP HERE: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AuntMaymesAttic
My blog: http://auntmaymesattic.wordpress.com/

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting >> (Invisible) Zipper in a partially lined bodice

Merchants on PR

Just Make it Sew


Quality Fashion Fabrics
Deals!

Home Sewing Depot


Home Dec Sewing Supplies
Deals!

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
All About Buttons and Buttonholes
All About Buttons and Buttonholes

Class Details

Online Class
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts

Class Details

Tessuti Pia Dress

photo
by: catintheha...

Review
SewBaby Blankie Buddies Pattern

SewBaby Blankie Buddies Pattern

Pattern Details
You Sew Girl Mod Bag Pattern

You Sew Girl Mod Bag Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2016 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.