Barcelona Beauty - Part #6
The skirt is almost done! I just need to finish one hem, add a couple of swing or French tacks between the lining and skirt hem and add a hook and eye at the top of the zipper. I think I can do that this evening. I hope to show you skirt photos in the next few days.
I'd like to show you how the skirt lining is cut out as it is cut and constructed differently from the fashion fabric. If you look at the cutting diagram below, you'll see what is going on with the lining.
The lining pieces are taped together, the side front and center front, and the side back and center back. This of course, is one instance in which not having seam allowances is helpful. The space at the top of pieces that is left then becomes a dart.
This is a different choice for the lining, but is does eliminate extra seams and bulk throughout the skirt. Depending on the size of the dart, that dart could possibly made into a pleat instead.
You can see how this looks cut out of my lining fabric below.
I've seen this construction in a few skirts and dresses where there is one type of shaping in the fashion fabric and one type of shaping in the lining. The main idea is to reduce bulk - such as gathers on one side, but darts or pleats on the other. Just something to think about in case you run into such a situation!
Tomorrow, a Rabbit Report!
Parting Shot: Not Spring Here. Not at all, with another 8 inches of snow in the driveway. Let us hope that the end of March will be better than the beginning!