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Lining on crochet dress tips



Jan 2008 Article

Karin asked: Hi everyone. I crocheted a preemie burial gown and the gown is too "open" or "lacey". I think I need to line it. But I've never done that before. Can anyone give me any tips about how to do that? Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.

Angie answered: You would just need to cut and sew a lining "dress" out of fabric for the inside. I would suggest you hand sew it in rather than machine sew it. Do you have lining material? I have a bunch froma wedding dress I am working on right now. It's white of course, so if that would work for your color scheme, you are welcome to have some.

Can you post of picture of it? I can see if I have a pattern that would work for going underneath it.

Karin asked: Hi Angie, I have some material that I think would be suitable. Thanks for offering me some of yours though. Unfortunately, I don't have a digital camera so I have no way of posting a picture. Do you think if I just laid the crocheted dress on the fabric I could trace around it and add some seam allowances? The bodice isn't too lacey at all, its just the skirt part. I think I can do this but I'm a little afraid I might Does anyone have a picture of a skirt lining that they've sewn in?

Elaine answered: I've lined a few dresses with cotton instead of dress lining too. I just traced out the skirt and added 1/2 inch or so for seam allowance and just hand tacked it to the inside. I hope this helps.

Angie answered: Just lay out the skirt part trace a little bigger, cut, sew, hem and then hand tack into the crocheted gown. Good luck. Let me know if you need any more help or ideas!


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