pretty on the inside

Like many fellow sewists, the more I’ve got into my sewing the more I try to make things that look good on the inside (as well as the outside)! Have you found this? I think it helps with durability, as well as being a satisfying part of making a garment.

For the skirt I’m making for my friend (from the fabric we bought last week) we decided it should be fully lined and we chose a 100 % cotton, white poplin. To cope with the coming heatwaves all natural fibres are important. I’m overlocking all the seams, something I wouldn’t necessarily do in a lined garment, but again due to the heatwaves it’s likley this skirt will get a lot of washing. I want to make sure it holds up ok as well as make it as pretty on the inside. Here’s the a couple of the overlocked seams that will be hidden by the lining.

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I cut a pattern based on a skirt that fits M well, so here’s hoping. I didn’t do so well though and cut the waistband facing 1/4 inch short, so needed to add some bias binding! Still pretty though, I think.

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I put the lining in by machine, something I haven’t tried before. I think that will help durability if the skirt is washed a lot. I used an invisible zip. I’m a complete convert since I treated myself to an invisible zip foot. This foot is almost invisible, made of clear plastic 🙂

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Next step will be seeing how it fits………………

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3 thoughts on “pretty on the inside

  1. Pingback: Terra-cotta Italian wool, a jacket for autumn | barbarajanemade

  2. After reading your blog I can see how empty my life has been without sewing!!!!!! – count me as a convert. I can can now look forward to full and enriched life. Thanks Barb!!!!!
    Cousin John

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