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|Subject: Serging the lining
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Date Posted: 16:50:45 09/15/01 Sat
In reply to:
's message, "Skirt Lining" on 16:46:30 09/15/01 Sat
I have used the Irish Threads pattern and have completely sewn the skirt, the lining and then put it together. So, all seams are inside. When looking at my daughter's siopa rince dress the pleat seams are serged together. This seems so much easier. So, what do you guys do? if I have a machine that overlocks, do I need a serger too? What serger do you all use?
-Do you know anyone who has a Threads Of Green dress that you can look at? The seams are put together like Siopa Rince, but then binding is made out of the lining fabric to cover the seams. I make mine the same way. Much more "finished" looking, and wears better.
-I have seen this, too. It is much prettier. So, do you sew the front, then the back and attach the skirt and then sew it together? Just curious. This would seemingly make the whole zipper thing easier.
-I think the way Terrie finishes them looks very
professional. I do not know a lot about sewing but I was surprised to see a Siopa Rinca dress serged with white thread on bright orange lining, I would have thought the fabric and thread color should match, especially considering the cost of these dresses. So I suggest serge and finish like Terrie suggests.
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[> [> Subject: Lame as Skirt Lining
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Date Posted: 13:47:12 03/15/02 Fri
Was wondering what is used as a backing for tissue lame when it is used to line a skirt. I use Form Flex by HTC to stablize lame that is used for small appliques, but I'm afraid of major puckering if I use it on large expanses of fabric.
-You can still use form flex by HTC for the stabilizing of tissue lame for use as a lining. I would suggest that you do pre shrink the stabilizer first. Just pop it in the washer and let it go through a rinse cycle and spin dry. Then--hang it over a shower curtian rod or whatever to dry. Now--you must pretreat the tissue lame as well. Tissue lame has not only metallic threads, but also nylon threads in the weave. This is why it will melt. You can shrink it one of 2 ways. You can use the steam from a good steam iron to preshrink it. When using this method, you need to hold the iron just off of the surface and give it a shot of steam. I happen to own a steam generator iron and it works great for this. The other way that you can shrink the lame is to seal the ends--either with Seams Great tricot tape, a heat knife, or a zig zag. This is a must as you do not want the fabric to unravel. After finishing the edges, put a wet piece of muslin--about 18 inches by 18 inches, in the dryer with the lame. Set temperature to warm--not hot and tumble until the muslin is dry. the moisture from the muslin will create steam, which in turn will cause the lame to shrink. My preferred method is using the steam from an iron.
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