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Message Board > Fitting Woes > Sizing when adding a lining to a pattern not made for one ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Date: 8/21/13 11:33 AM

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I am about to make simplicity 1586 but I want to add a lining.
I figure I need more ease for the addition of a lining so I was wondering
Does it make sense to go up a size -- Edited on 8/21/13 11:36 AM --

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Date: 8/21/13 12:59 PM

That's a lovely dress.

FWIW, I wouldn't go up a dress size, it will be too big. The lining fabric will be thin and slippery as usual, won't it?

Interesting question though, I'm making a Burda jacket and am going to add a lining. Too late now to cut the shell a size larger: it's finished!

IF when I've cut and sewn the jacket lining and attached it, the whole shebang doesn't fit me, that's a huge lesson learned. But I trust in my jacket-buddy who would have warned me about this aforehand, since she knows what I'm making right now.

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Date: 8/21/13 1:17 PM

You should not have to go up a size. I usually add to the side seams (I do this for nearly every garment) so that the seam allowances are 1". I baste them and check for fit before wearing, that way if I have to let them out I have room to do so. But usually a lining is so thin it doesn't have an impact. Non stretch linings don't usually have as much give as garment fabric, so occasionally the lining may have to be let out a little

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Date: 8/21/13 1:28 PM

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You should not have to go up a size. I usually add to the side seams (I do this for nearly every garment) so that the seam allowances are 1". I baste them and check for fit before wearing, that way if I have to let them out I have room to do so. But usually a lining is so thin it doesn't have an impact. Non stretch linings don't usually have as much give as garment fabric, so occasionally the lining may have to be let out a little

I just learned about this on a pair of pants I made. I had to take a smaller seam allowance on the side seams of just the lining. That way I'd have enough ease for sitting.
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Date: 8/24/13 1:14 PM

No, do not size up. It may seem counter-intuitive but to me, many garments appear looser, not tighter, after the lining is put in. This is because the lining is usually very thin and slippery. The added slip makes the garment move more freely around your body thus making it feel as if there is more ease.

It's the same way with shoes. The same pair of shoes can feel looser when you wear hose/tights with them and tighter when you're just wearing the shoes.

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Subject: Sizing adding a lining to a pattern not made for one Date: 8/24/13 5:25 PM

That is the same dress as Simplicity 2648 but with long panels and no waist seam. I actually have put Simplicity 2648 together that way and was surprised that they have now have one as a pattern. Very cute with the color blocking. You shouldn't have to go up a size. I used a poly lining fabric from JoAnn's or Hancock's. It is a very simple dress to line and it will really look nice.

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