“A Shortcut to Great Linings” by Connie Long
I am relatively new to the Threads forum and I am not sure if I am posting this in the correct place. If it should be somewhere else, I apologize. I have a question regarding the article “A Shortcut to Great Linings” by Connie Long and I am hoping that someone can assist me. In the article, she discusses her method for lining sleeveless dresses and clearly outlines the steps. She instructs the reader to cut out the lining using the pattern pieces for the garment, but she never instructs you to sew darts in the lining fabric. Is she assuming that this is such an obvious step that she does not need to mention it? The instructions are very detailed, so I don’t get the feeling that this is the case. If I use the garment pattern pieces to cut out my lining and I do not sew in darts, will I not have quite a bit of extra fabric in the lining? I have never sewn a lining using her method before and I am lost on this point. Many thanks to anyone who can offer advice!