May I pick your brains?
I have owned McCalls’2723 skirt pattern for many years and have finally gotten around to using it. I have a beautiful piece of red and black wool in a windowpane pattern that I am planning to use to make one of the skirts. The pattern does not include a lining, but I am adding one because of the wool. My intention is to attach the skirt’s lining to the waistband and use French tacks (thread chains) to secure the lining to the bottom of the side seams. I would like some opinions on one aspect of the skirt design: the godet at the center back seam. Here are some of the options that I have considered: 1) Ignore the godet when preparing the lining, and allow the lining to skim over it; 2) create a vent in the lining that ends just above the godet and French tack the lining at that point and also at the two sides of the vent; 3) use Option 2 but stitch the vent section of the lining to the vent section of the skirt before the godet is attached; or 4) slipstitch the lining over the vent section after the godet is attached. Do you agree with any of these methods? Or, do you know of something better? If anyone has any hints, I would appreciate having them.
Sandra, I like your option #2, but I would do it as a simple slit rather than a vent (vent implies overlap, and usually a lining doesn't need that). The french tacks would prevent it from riding and bunching.
My fear with your option #3 would be the danger of pulling because of differential stretching of the two fabric types (lining vs wool) over time.
I would not make a godet in the lining fabric unless you were to treat it as an interlining.
*Hi, Karen. Thank you for your response. I agree with your choice and with your reasoning. It is very much appreciated.Sandra
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