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julie w
Posted 2011-02-07 10:53 PM (#72387)
Subject: looking for advice on lining a sheath dress


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Hi all, I am attempting to improve my skills and garment finish, so over the weekend I worked on a new sloper that fit very well straight off from V5, only the bustpoint and ease needed adjusting a bit. (I hadn't made one since perchasing V5 but have only been working with knits)!
I am making a sheath dress using the pleated neckline and want to line it. My question is should I make the lining from the same pattern or will this add too much bulk to the neckline or would it be better to use a pattern drafted with a jewel neck with the same neck depth and width settings as the garment. I'm inclined to do option 2.
Thanks in advance for your help and comments.
Julie
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Trish
Posted 2011-02-07 11:03 PM (#72388 - in reply to #72387)
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I would use a facing at the neck, as opposed to having the lining go all the way to the edge.  The facing would have no pleats.

The facing could be cut from the same fabric as the dress.  You didn't mention what the dress will be made from, but in any case, I would probably use bemberg rayon, which I just love, for the lining.

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julie w
Posted 2011-02-07 11:11 PM (#72389 - in reply to #72387)
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Thanks Trish for your speedy response and giving me option 3! I'm off to print off the facings.
Julie
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julie w
Posted 2011-02-17 8:03 PM (#72566 - in reply to #72387)
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I've taken Trish's advice with regards to lining this dress that is now complete. The front facing didn't look right so I created one from the pattern main dress pattern with the pleats omited. I couldn't get the picture loaded up on my album so will try to attach here. Very pleased with the fit, the settings are the same as my sloper except for making it sleeveless and having two fron and two back darts and not sewing one of the back darts. I intend to make some tops in this style to go with pants in some drapey wovens. with cap or flouncy sleeves.

ETA couldn't get photos to upload due to http500 error will try again later.

ETA link to FlickR page http://www.flickr.com/photos/julies_sewing_pics/5455020210/in/set-7...

Edited by julie w 2011-02-17 8:30 PM
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ChristineBrown
Posted 2011-02-17 9:47 PM (#72570 - in reply to #72566)
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Just lovely!
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Susan Palmer
Posted 2011-02-17 10:08 PM (#72572 - in reply to #72566)
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Really nice, Julie!
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Sewhappy
Posted 2011-02-17 10:38 PM (#72575 - in reply to #72566)
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Very lovely. Looking for a style to make for my niece's wedding in May. This is now a huge contender!
Thank-you for sharing.
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Trish
Posted 2011-02-18 12:04 AM (#72581 - in reply to #72566)
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Really cute!  I need to take a closer look at that neckline option...I like it on you!
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Grandma C
Posted 2011-02-18 11:19 AM (#72591 - in reply to #72387)
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That is very femenine and looks like a great summer dress or cool weather dress with a light sweater or shrug. Or maybe a pretty shawl.
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julie w
Posted 2011-02-18 5:30 PM (#72601 - in reply to #72387)
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Thank you everyone for your lovely comments and a big thank you to Trish for your advice.
I am currently job hunting and am trying to get together a working wardrobe whilst moving my sewing skills up a notch. Grandma C, I have a bit of this fabric left over and am planning on making a short sleeved jacket to go with it as well as wearing it with a cardigan for a different look. I have never made a lined jacket before so I have nothing to lose with attempting this one. It is just too hot here with temps above 35 degrees centigrade (95 F+), to think about at the moment.
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Grandma C
Posted 2011-02-19 9:15 AM (#72605 - in reply to #72387)
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Julie, I wish you good results job hunting.
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julie w
Posted 2011-02-19 5:09 PM (#72611 - in reply to #72605)
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Grandma C thank you for your good wishes.
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