It’s day 2 of New Look 6068. Remember how I said yesterday that the reason I chose this pattern was that there were only 3 major pieces to put together? Yeah. Today, I changed my mind. I figured, hey, why not make it harder for myself? I’ll put in a lining!
I’ve never put in a lining before, so I had to do some research. This pattern does not demonstrate lining a pattern hence the uncertainty on how to get it done. From various online tutorials, it seems the easiest I can do at the moment was to cut the major pattern pieces with the lining fabric, including darts, marks, notches.
The tutorials then mention sewing the fashion fabric and lining as one which I’ve done tonight with the front piece. They suggest to sew the arm part (from the shoulder to the armpit area) and the neckline. I didn’t get to finish the neck part tonight though.
When I turned the garment inside out to check the sewing I had done for the lining, the seams appeared rather bulky in the armpit area. Other online tutorials showed that the curves should be clipped and the seams layered to allow the curvature to spread, and the latter so that seams aren’t bulky.
I can never recall the difference between “notch” and “clip”, and when to use them. I found this great tutorial with photos on when to use a notch (outer curves) and clip (inner curves – like the armpit area of my dress).
I should be able to finish the front with the lining tomorrow at the very least as I have other commitments. With the rate I’m going, I think I’ll be done by Friday. Yippee!