removing lining from pattern

theturtleladyJuly 6, 2014

I'm sewing Vogue 8997 for my sister in a nice linen and she insists on not having lining. Fine, it's her dress, but any suggestions on facing or finishing the neck and armholes without it? I'm binding the interior seams (and yes, I would rather line it), but I'm not sure of the right way to do the more visible finished edges.

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Use the pattern pieces to cut traditional facings from the dress fabric? Finish those edges with binding.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 11:49AM
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Or cut a half-lining for just the shoulder and neck area. Which might lie flatter than separate armhole and neckline facings.

There's also the bias-tape method, which would involve making bias tape out of the fabric (or perhaps out of a lining fabric), and top-stitching it to anchor it.

Here is a link that might be useful: how to size a bias-tape edging so it fits perfectly

This post was edited by talley_sue_nyc on Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 17:23

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 5:20PM
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