So I'm wearing my cute if boring pencil skirt to work. Its looking nice. Nobody telling me I'm gorgeous or anything because its just like, you know, I bought it at Country Road or Armani or something, so nothing out of the ordinary there.
And I squat down to get something out of my bag when *yipes* I hear a tear and feel a bit of 'give' across my backside.
Queue cold sweat.
Oh but its ok, i've just split my lining...
sewveryprairie. This was happened upon because the fabulous Zoe of MeMadeMay was commenting on one of her favourite patterns, Simplicity 3835. I googled the pattern and found Very Prairie had made it and had a look what she had to say.
Anyway, she did a great job on it and made some beautiful dresses... but ... later on in the post she talks about the lining and she says that although intuitively you think the lining should be smaller because its inside, it should actually be bigger as there's no give in the fabric. She cuts her lining the same size as the main fabric piece but gives it a smaller seam allowance.
So I'm going to be doing that from now on too. Are you ?
Never again that dreadful sound of tearing fabric !