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Lining Pants 101

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Whether it’s linen pants for summer or wool pants for winter, some pants are nicer lined. Lining makes it easier to slip pants on and off and gives the body a smoother silhouette. It makes the garment fabric more opaque, less clingy, and more comfortable. Lined pants often last longer than unlined ones and are a hallmark of better quality. And here’s the best part: Lining pants is easy. Start with a pants pattern that fits you well. Patricia Keay shows you how to choose fabric, how to make a pattern for the lining, and how to construct and attach it to pants with either a fly front or a center-back or side zipper.

From Threads issue #158

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