Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Beginner's Forum > Turning a lined sleeveless dress ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Turning a lined sleeveless dress
I'm trying to be sensible and work it out before I start !
lickerishwhip
lickerishwhip
Intermediate
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since 3/30/03
Posts: 7
Login to reply to this post

Date: 8/2/12 10:38 AM

I'm making the overdress from

http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/patterns/sewingpatterns.pl?patternid=12986

(sorry for the lack of clicky I'm at work and can't turn the scripts on to make it work)

And I want to make it fully lined. I'm happy to add a facing to the neckline if it'll make things easier but would prefer not to.

Before I start sewing I like to have an idea of how I'm going to do things and I can't wrap my brain around how I'm going to turn this if I sew the hem and oversized armholes up. My thought were to sew the gores into the side seams, then the hem and the armholes leaving the shoulders and neck unsewn. Then turn it, sew the shoulders together then sew the necklines together and the facing on to cover the neckline seam.

Will this work ? Will it turn ? Is there an easier way ? I've confused myself and probably over thought the whole thing and now my brain hurts !
-- Edited on 8/2/12 10:39 AM --

mamafitz
starstarstar
mamafitz
WI USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 1134
Login to reply to this post

In reply to lickerishwhip <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


Date: 8/2/12 12:12 PM

you can do it one of two ways:
1. sew shoulder seams on both overdress and lining
2. sew neckline RST, turn and press
3. sew the front half of the armholes RST, trim and clip
4. sew the back half of the armholes RST, trim, clip, press entire armhole
5. sew side seam RST in one long seam, the armhole seam will be in the center, with the lining on one side, the garment on the other.
Here is one of my really old webpages showing this.

other way:
1. sew front to back RST at side seams, both on overdress and lining
2. sew necklines RST, leaving about the last 3" or so at the shoulder unsewn. turn and press (your shoulder seams will NOT be sewn to each other.)
3. sew armholes RST, leaving the last 3" or so at the shoulder unsewn. turn and press
4. sew shoulder seams together both on over dress and lining. press open.
5. finish sewing neckline together at the shoulder seam.
6. hand sew the lining to the overdress on the armhole side at the shoulder seam.
i'm sure there are some pictures on how to do this on the web. usually the pattern companies show this way of doing it also, in their directions. i don't like this way as much.

------
Linda

Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves, and of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys, they’d just walk around naked at all times.
-- Betsey Johnson


http://mamafitz.blogspot.com

stirwatersblue
star
stirwatersblue
Intermediate
KS USA
Member since 12/13/08
Posts: 3071
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 8/2/12 12:32 PM

I have done this the ways Linda suggests, and they both work nicely. I'll also often sew up the whole dress and the whole lining individually, and then sew them together at the neck (aka "bagged lining"). Pull the lining into the dress, line everything up nicely, and finish the armholes by hand (or topstitching). This one is my favorite, probably just because I've done it a lot more often.

A few more methods:
http://theslapdashsewist.blogspot.com/2010/08/all-machine-clean-finish-sleeveless.html
This one is really popular on PR.

http://www.karen.htmlcreators.com/renbodice.html
Scroll about 3/4 down the page to where she posts instructions for Sandra Betzina's "Gold Medal Lining" method, as well as another method for turning a garment through the straps.

This should give you lots of options, and you can figure out which one would work best for you!

------
~Gem in the prairie

lickerishwhip
lickerishwhip
Intermediate
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since 3/30/03
Posts: 7
Login to reply to this post

Date: 8/2/12 1:41 PM

My problem was I had a silly idea of sewing the hem before turning which I think makes it impossible to turn unless I hand sew/bind the armholes and the neck.

I think that more sensibly I will follow Linda's first set of directions as that makes the most sense rather than trying to pull a million miles of fabric through a shoulder seam.

Its weird as soon as I stopped thinking aboout it my brain sort of figured it out (at least that sewing the hem was a silly plan anyway !)

rmusic1
star
rmusic1
Advanced Beginner
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since 7/3/10
Posts: 890
Login to reply to this post

Date: 8/2/12 2:21 PM

arrgghhh if only I had seen this 9 months ago when I was making a lined dress without instructions for the lining (I added one). Would have made for a neater finish. Should I attempt such a feet again the two techniques mentioned here sound so much more sensible than my earlier attempt!

CM_Sews
CM_Sews
Intermediate
CA USA
Member since 9/18/04
Posts: 1702
Login to reply to this post

Date: 8/2/12 5:58 PM

I don't know if this technique applies to the original project, but it's a clever way to join lined straps on sleeveless top/dress. It somewhat similar to Linda's first technique, in that you sew the side seams last. I think Deb sewed the lining and fashion fabric side seam all in one pass, but the One Long Seam For Lining and Then Fashion Fabric Side Seams would work, also.

Deb Thompson's photo tutorial for Burda's process for attaching facings (or a lining) to a sleeveless bodice.

Scroll down a bit to see the tutorial.

CMC

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. Beginner's Forum >> Turning a lined sleeveless dress

Merchants on PR
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!
Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
Fee: $49.00
(Regular $49.00)
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Online Sewing Classes
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets
Fee: $34.00
(Regular $49.00)
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets

Butterick 4254
photo
Review by KamiSue2 on 10/29/12
Read Review

McCalls 6845 Pattern ( Size XSM-SML-MED )
McCalls 6845 Pattern ( Size XSM-SML-MED )

Details
Price: $18.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Vogue 8819 Pattern ( Size XSM-SML-MED )
Vogue 8819 Pattern ( Size XSM-SML-MED )

Details
Price: $25.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

McCall's 6695
photo
Review by divabuddha on 3/21/13
Read Review

Oliver & S Forest Path Cape Digital Pattern ( Size 5-12 )
Oliver & S Forest Path Cape Digital Pattern  ( Size 5-12 )

Details
Price: $9.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sis Boom Louey Boxers Digital Pattern
Sis Boom Louey Boxers Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $10.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

SewBaby The Sleeve Saver Bib Pattern
SewBaby The Sleeve Saver Bib Pattern

Details
Price: $8.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sew Chic MyrtleWood Dress Pattern (ln7401)
Sew Chic MyrtleWood Dress Pattern (ln7401)

Details
Price: $18.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN