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Lining a tank style dress

GWENDOLYN13 | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Hi all!



I am making a tank style dress with bust darts and front/back facings.  I would like to line the dress.

Can anyone assist me on how to do this?


  1. jensauer | | #1

    There's a great Threads article by Connie Long called "A Shortcut to Great Linings" in issue 60 (aug/sept 1995), pp. 66-68. The section on "Quick-lining a Sleeveless Dress" is just what you need.

    If you don't own that issue, you can contact customer service ([email protected]), and they should be able to hook you up with a copy.

    Good luck on your project and keep us updated on your progress.

    Jennifer Sauer, Threads

    1. GWENDOLYN13 | | #2

      Thank you for your response.  Unfortunately, my issues start with No. 62.  Wouldn't you know it.

      I only have a week to get this together and I don't know if the #60 issue will arrive in time.  Any chance I can get a quick excerpt?

      I am going to try and order this issue in the interim.  Thanks again!

    2. GWENDOLYN13 | | #4

      Thank you for your suggestion to contact Threads for a copy of the article.

      I bought Connie Long's book from Borders today and it has the lining technique in it.  Will let you know how I make out.  Thanks again!

  2. lak722 | | #3

    Make a second dress with the lining and eliminate the facings.  Instead of 5/8" seams on the lining material make 1/4" seams.   With right sides together sew the neck line, turn right side out.  Make a small hem around the arm hole and sew the lining and dress material together.  

    It should work. 


    1. GWENDOLYN13 | | #5

      Thanks for your suggestion.  Will let all know how I made out.

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