Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tuesday Time to Tackle: Creating Sleeve Lining

I always wear sleeves, but even some sleeves are a bit sheer for my liking.  Such was the case with a beautiful dress that John gave me for Mother's Day.  I had worn it, but couldn't quite decide if the sleeves were opaque enough or not.  I finally decided to try to line them, and was pleasantly surprised with the quickness and ease of the project.

First, I made a (really) rough paper pattern by following the shape of the sleeve, but adding in a bit for a seam allowance.


Next, I placed the top edge of the pattern on the fold of the lining fabric and cut out the lining.  I finished the rough edges of the fabric, then pinned and sewed the lining fabric to the armhole of the sleeve, stitching within the seam allowance.


To finish the project, I sewed up the bottom of the sleeve lining arm.  Easy peasy!  Now I can wear the dress in complete comfort.
Thanks for matching fabric, which just happened to be on sale.


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1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! How lucky to find matching fabric. I am glad you were able to alter the dress to your liking!

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