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Friday, 20 January 2017

Sewing A Lined Skirt

There is such beautiful sheer fabric on the market that one sometimes can not resist buying this. I had some of these see-through fabric left over from a project and decided to turn this into a skirt for my older niece. However, that would mean that I would have to line the skirt if she were to have any hope of wearing it. I show you how to line a skirt with an elastic waist in today's blog.

I cut a simple rectangle the full width of the fabric for the skirt.

My mom had a blue lining ready-made that she had taken out of a skirt. Alternatively, I would have cut the lining exactly the same as the skirt, as well as making it the same way.

Sew the side seams for the skirt. (You would also need to sew the side seams for the lining if yours weren't ready-made).

Hem the skirt. The lining is cut slightly shorter than the skirt and does not need to be hemmed. Simply overlock the lining.

Pin the lining to the skirt at the waist.

Staystitch the lining to the skirt.

Fold the waist over to create a 'tube' that you can pull an elastic through.

Sew the 'tube' at the waist.

Leave a small gap open (shown between the pins) to insert the elastic.

Pull the elastic through.

Sew the ends of the elastic together.

In now time at all, you will have made a lined skirt with an elastic band.

Here is my little model, straight from the swimming pool, to fit her skirt.

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