I line most of my items because I like the way it makes the garments feel a bit more expensive and well made. It even makes them easier to iron, the VPL doesn't show through and I like the idea that the inside of the garment can be as cute as you like!
BUT lining vented skirts was something that I just couldn't get. I went to a class where it was demonstrated and it just seemed like some form of magic that I wouldn't ever be able to get. I just didn't get it and I wasn't even sure about drafting the pattern for the lining. I'm okay with drafting the pattern for the skirt itself.
Now, I could have just left the linings free hanging like this dress I bought from Marks and Spencer, but I wasn't feeling it, I mean I'm trying to get skills here!
|The lining on the back of this vented dress ain't sayin' nothing!|
http://www.afashionablestitch.com/2010/sewalongs/pencil-skirt-lesson-3-back-vent-tutorial-part-ii/ and see http://www.fashionsewingblog.com.Colleen's excellent video explains it all. Thanks guys.
Now, I've got a thing about pencil skirts. They go with so much, lend themselves to all kinds of fabrics, patterned or plain. I hope to make more, here are my two lined, vented creations.
Memo to self - cotton linings and opaque tights are not really friends. The skirt seems to want to ride up. Very annoying! I'll try the smooth viscose lining for my winter skirts.
|Pencil skirt with invisible zip through waistband|
|The lining, made with viscose material that bad colour run on the test wash and then an even worse dye job to repair, but waste not, want not eh?|
Yeahhhh!!! No more shop bought pencil skirts that are too big in the waist and too tight in the hip. No more compromise on the length, now I can have vents in the back, side or front of my skirt if I want!
|Pencil skirt made with scraps of mustard cotton with a decorative pleated waistband,|
poppers closure with belt loops and lapped zip. Lining is polycotton.