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AdaH
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Date: 11/19/12 8:22 PM

Should the lining for a bias cut skirt be cut on the bias?

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Date: 11/19/12 10:35 PM

I think it depends on the fabric and style. For instance 1 piece skirt vs, skirt with center front seam. Silk vs corduroy.

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Date: 11/19/12 10:39 PM

I've made a couple of bias skirts, and I did cut the lining on the bias.

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Date: 11/20/12 4:44 PM

It is a two piece aline longish skirt. The fabric is a mystry fabric but it did come out of the washing machine and dryer looking OK.

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Date: 11/20/12 5:59 PM

Frankly, I'd make the lining on the bias, too. If you're interested in drape, why not go all the way with both layers?

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Date: 11/25/12 6:47 AM

If it's a slim fit in the hips, you may need the bias cut - if cut on grain without adding a couple of inches, it may be too tight.

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