I wanted to learn how to sew a lining to a vent but when I realised it involved a bit of drafting as well, I had to have a practise go first. And a practise go means a quick delve into my stash pulling out something pink and floral (yack, ick and urgh) and a piece of lining too small for even a mini skirt! I guess what I’m saying is “don’t judge me on my choice of fabrics, it’s only a practise.”
Oh and I wasn’t trying to pattern match – just so we’re clear on that point too!
Can you see how my sample lining and shell are the same length? This is wrong. The lining needs to be hemmed before attaching the vent parts, then the shell is hemmed independently after the vent is completed.
The reason I made this error is because I couldn’t find a fully comprehensive tutorial or video that covered everything in one place. I had to cobble together learning resources from the following:
Best for drafting the lining pattern pieces
Best for considering lining length (but see next link for construction)
Best for attaching lining to shell (remembering the above consideration)
Best for hemming shell (but you’ll have to imagine the lining)