Monday I posted about beginning work on Simplicity 7236. Today I'll continue with the lining.
I have in my stash a couple of yards of a basic brown polyester lining. By now you know how much I abhor polyester, but more expensive linings aren't in the budget and this dress (in the wool i've picked out anyway) really needs a lining.
The nice thing about cutting this out was that I could see through it to the board just enough to see the grid on my board. It really made lining up for the bias cut pieces much easier.
It may seem a bit odd to cut the lining out and put it together before the outer layer, but I was still a tad bit worried about fit issues. Since I only have so much wool and really just one shot at this I needed to make sure it would work.
It only took a few hours to get all of the pieces cut out and stitched together. I swear it's not as wrinkly as the picture makes it seem.
I wish I had had my husband take a picture of me in the lining. The pics of it on the dressform really don't do it justice. It fits like a dream. I have rarely been so happy with my dart placement. :) I just hope that translates over to the wool as well.
So that's it for now. Hopefully next time I'll have the finished dress ready for you to see!
Hope your week is going well!