This is how I decided to add a modesty lining to the dress drafted from Pattern Magic shown last post.
I put the dress back on the stand and chalked the line of the top band onto the stand cover. Then I stitched a tube of a light georgette, making it slightly larger than hip size in width, and the length of the dress to the highest point of the hem. I pinned this to the chalk line keeping the grain straight vertically and horizontally, to arrive at the correct shape at top band level, and pinning small bust darts vertically from the top band. Then I decided not to unpick the band to join the lining, but hand stitch it to the bottom of the band. I’m hoping that the weight of the fabric is judged right – light enough not to affect the floaty top layer, heavy enough to provide some cover. Choosing this lining idea means that you do see it through the hole in the dress, but it doesn’t scream ‘wrong’ at me. What do you think? How would you deal with lining a dress like this?
I notice many in the public eye, like the Duchess of Cambridge, and First Lady have solid flesh coloured linings under lace or voile. In this dress would the line of the hem of the lining stand out, cut across the style lines of the skirt if it a flesh tone was used?
That is what I sewed yesterday
Another, yes another, cowl top. This one is in a dotty navy satin. Same old pattern, made many times. They’re the ideal no brain project, as quick as a Tee shirt but more versatile in wear.
I first blogged this pattern in 2012
A quick run through of some others made in different fabrics :-
President Trump is on tv as I write, answering questions about his attitude to Nato. That reminded me that I finished “Fascism: A Warning” by Madeleine Albright recently. Thoroughly recommend! It’s very readable, so informative and packs no punches.