Do you know how to do this?
I did not. Having found the elusive brown lining fabric, I now needed to figure this out. I know that after trying to get the pleats in the fashion fabric, there was no way I was cutting the required fabric and pleating the lining in the same way. It would give me another headache requiring a nap besides just being too bulky for a lining.
So, I pulled out my lining reference book. I love this book so much. I recommend it for anyone who needs help with linings.
Alas, the instructions for creating a lining for a pleated skirt seemed very complicated to me and did not make a lot of sense. I got out my pattern pieces and started folding parts, trying to spread other parts to follow the very limited instructions.
Then a light bulb went off. I checked my RTW pleated skirts and the linings looked very simple. Surely, I thought there has to be a simpler way to do this. My OCD kicked in and I headed to the computer to do some research.
|Easy, quick lining. Not|
really pretty but functional
Sure enough, there on the Threads site was a super simple, easy to understand quick, down and dirty lining for a pleated skirt. Righty-oh, this one is for me! I can measure my hips add a couple of inches and divide by 2. I added a couple of darts front and back to make the waist fit and I was done without the need for a nap this time!