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From: misty60820
Date: 04-17-2007, 08:47 PM (1 of 6)
I wanted to know if it is possible to make patterns without the lining and if so would I just be overcasting the edges? Most of the patterns that I will be making will not be formal so no one will be looking inside :re:
User: misty60820
Member since: 11-22-2005
Total posts: 23
From: paroper
Date: 04-17-2007, 09:52 PM (2 of 6)
You can make the facings. Trace the neckline and shoulders of the pattern then just draw a line according to how wide you wnat the facings, I think it is about 2 1/2-2 3/4 inches as the bottom of the facing. If you have a jumper you draw around the neck edges and the arm hole edges and then draw your line around. There will be a point where the facings are close together, you just join at the overlap and smooth out the edges.

Another way is to use seam binding on the edges and fold them to the inside but I like the look of the facings, either out of the same fabric or something that goes well with the garment.

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User: paroper
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From: windsong
Date: 04-18-2007, 12:20 AM (3 of 6)
:bluewink: I make patterns all the time without the linings. I like to, in most cases use french tailoring fusible interfacing on the garment pieces before construction, and then I serge the seams. But sometimes I don't use the interfacing at all, if the fabric is such that it doesn't need it. And if I don't serge the seams, I'll serge the edges first and then sew the seams.
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Member since: 04-17-2007
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From: temom
Date: 04-18-2007, 09:30 AM (4 of 6)
Pam, thanks so much for the instructions. As a newbie I have found that I like the facings and absolutely hate using seam binding. The facings are so much easier and neater for me, but didn't know how to go about it if the pattern called for seam binding.
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
From: misty60820
Date: 04-18-2007, 09:46 AM (5 of 6)
thank you so much for the help :-) I will try tracing first and see how that goes. If I need any other help, I will post back :up:
User: misty60820
Member since: 11-22-2005
Total posts: 23
From: kldkellett@ns.s
Date: 04-20-2007, 09:09 PM (6 of 6)
When I first started sewing I didn't like to line things. Your garments may not be formal but keep in mind that depending on the fabric they will hang nicer, be more comfortable and last longer if they are lined. I won't make a skirt unless it is lined as I HATE slips. Jackets move so much nicer when lined. Fun fabric inside can add so much to a jacket. Just a thought for you.
User: kldkellett@ns.s
Member since: 04-17-2007
Total posts: 5
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