|ivory lining and main fabric|
what's this? fabric and lining! i took the leap!
yes the lining was more expensive than my cheap-o on-sale exterior fabric - which is probably a poly blend - i have no idea. the lining is some kind of poly blend as well. i know everyone hates on poly, but i don't have a lot of choices locally. couldn't find any of that bemberg rayon that everyone raves about. not at hancock fabrics anyway. and i didn't want to wait for something ordered online. so this is going to have to do! i didn't buy it from the "linings section" those felt stiff and not at all what i wanted. so this fabric was hanging out somewhere else and it felt a lot better. so it came home with me. and it will have to do.
here's the front after i got the darts in. i held it up and so far the fit looks decent. we'll see once i get further along… the only change i made was to lengthen the bodice (as always!!)
|front bodice piece in main fabric|
here's the lining and the facings. after some debating, i decided to do both. i read that the facings would add a little more stability and i had enough extra fabric, plus if the facings curl outward slightly then it won't be as noticeable in the same fabric, whereas the ivory lining would be very noticeable at the arm or neck holes. do you ever do both a lining and facings?
actually this pattern doesn't call for a lining, i'm just doing my own thing. fingers crossed.
|lining and facings laid out flat|
here's a close up, because i was super impressed with how neat and tidy the insides are (so far).
|close up of lining and facing|
and then i laid the main fabric on top with the wrong side facing out. next step is to sew up the neck hole and the arm holes…
|main fabric wrong side up, laid on top of lining and facings|
hope it all works out in the end! and i hope you don't mind work in progress posts because if i waited til i was done, it might be a month between posts! i. am. that. slow.
but at least i'm enjoying myself, right!
any more tips, tricks or words of warning about linings?