Welcome to a new pattern making class, in today’s class, I am going to give you a complete introduction to linings.
Today’s class begins with a little theory of the different linings that we can find and the functions they have.
The lining is a fabric that we put inside our garments, in this case, we are going to line the inside of the skirt.
We use linings to clean the inside of the garment for different reasons, such as if we use a fabric that is unpleasant to the touch.
Another reason may be that the fabric we want to use is see-through and the lining prevents it from showing more than what we want to show.
First of all, the lining is usually a simplified version of our garment, this means that we have to have simpler lining patterns.
Additionally, we can line the entire garment or just a part. In today’s class, we are going to line the entire garment.
Once we have decided to line the entire garment, we have to decide if the lining will be loose or it will be a lining that is closed (we cannot look inside the garment without unstitching it).
To learn all this theory, we are going to make a panel skirt where we will have to create a simplified lining.
Once we have the simplified linings, we will transform these patterns so that they are professional lining patterns.
As always, I am going to give you all the necessary measurements to make the same skirt that I made, but remember that you can change it to your personal taste.
In future classes we will learn how to make different linings to clean the skirt.
As always, if you have any questions about today’s class you can always send me an email through your student account, in the support section.
Send your exercises
As you already know, the best way to learn is by practising, so for today’s class, I am going to ask you to make the same patterns that I have made.
You can make these patterns at full size or half scale.
Please try to send me photos where the patterns are seen clearly and accurately so that I can send me better feedback.