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Posted on:4/13/14 0:26 AM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular 
Pattern Photo:Simplicity 1423
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Just started a project with this pattern and was surprised to discover that it is fully self-lined. There's no clue that I could find on the pattern envelope (except maybe the large fabric allowance). But on the instruction sheet there is a front lining pattern piece and the pattern layout shows the back piece cut twice. Sure enough, it's fully lined! So, I'm posting this as a WIP in the hope of saving someone else from the unexpected.

I plan to draft a neckline to armhole facing and use that instead of the lining, and I think it will be enough to support the pattern design in my lightweight linen. I also plan to contact Simplicity and ask them 1) why isn't "lined" part of the description and 2) why not give a separate lining yardage and layout as an option?

Heads up, everyone!
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JayG said...
That is a great heads up review!! Thanks for posting it.
4/13/14 1:00 AM
Sophiestar said...
4/20/14 6:58 PM
kushami said...
Thanks for posting this, sherri2sew. I look forward to seeing your top or dress :-)
4/29/14 8:36 PM
Mme Ferey said...
Thanks for the heads up! I never would've caught it.
8/10/14 1:44 AM
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