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sewing lining to dress at hem?!? Help

marieclown | Posted in General Discussion on

I am sewing a dress with a slits up either side of the skirt up to about knee level.  My question is how do I keep the lining fabric from hanging out those sides. Should I sew the lining along the inside edge of the dress? Won’t that make it hang funny (not ha ha funny either 😉 Should I tack it at the start of the slits and at the very edge? I’m at a loss and the wedding I am wearing it to is in two days. Help.

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  1. NansiM | | #1

    Keep in mind this is suggestion for FAST and EASY; not couture.  You could simply serge the lining edges curving the hem to the top of the slits-you would have a  smile shaped hem, front and back.  then i would use the finger crochet loose tack at the top of the slit to keep the lining in place.  because you have curved away from the slits, the lining won't peek out.  If no serger, just do a narrow hem or rolled hem on your sewing machine.

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