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lined jacket

basketnut | Posted in Patterns on

Hi,

I have a jacket (blazer) pattern that calls for it to be lined. Can I skip the lining part? This is my first project in quite some time and I thought it make it simpler.

Thanks for your reply.

Kim

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  1. HeartFire2 | | #1

    well, you certainly can skip the lining if you want to, but you need to do a nice finish on the seams of the jacket as they will show, it will be harder to get on and off without a lining. Does the jacket back have a facing? or does the lining come all the way up tot he neck edge? you also might want to make the facing a bit deeper. You would also have to hem the sleeves as the hem is usually attached to the lining and doesn't show.

    As a beginning project, I would find a pattern that didn't come with a lining rather then eliminate one from an existing pattern.



    Edited 2/10/2007 6:48 pm ET by HeartFire2

    1. basketnut | | #2

      Thank you.

      I just got home from JoAnn's and did that. I purchased another pattern, fabric and then lining for the other. I'll do the unlined first. I do have a serger so that will help with the seams.

      Kim

      Edited 2/10/2007 7:24 pm ET by basketnut

      Edited 2/10/2007 7:25 pm ET by basketnut

      1. Meg | | #3

        In lieu of lining the jacket,  you may wish to try underlining it.  You would cut the fashion fabric and a lining fabric with the same pieces.  Pin together each piece, wrong side together, stitch the seams.  You may want to serge or Hong Kong finish the seam edges.  The underlining will help to stabilize the fashion fabric, offer some slipperyness to help get it on and off, and help to extend the life of the garment. 

        There are some instances/patterns where you would go on to line the garment after underlining it.

        1. basketnut | | #4

          I have never tried the hong kong finish. I did purchase a less expensive fabric to "try" first so I don't ruin the nicer fabric.

          Thank you for your help.

          Kim

          1. Teaf5 | | #5

            Although the instructions for a lined jacket may look complicated, it is sometimes easier to line something than to finish all the seams and facings neatly. Go for it!

          2. basketnut | | #6

            Thank you! Hoping to work on it this evening or tomorrow after work for sure.

            Kim

  2. SewNancy | | #7

    It will take less time to make a lining and install it than it will to do really nice finishing on the seam allowances, particularly if you bag it by machine.

    1. basketnut | | #8

      Thank you all for your support and help. I now have a jacket cut out. It is a different pattern (unlined) and fabric than the lined one. After I put this together and hopefully it's wearable : ),  I am cutting out the lined one. Since we are having snow days (about 12") I am home again today!

      Thanks again.

      Kim

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