Lined Vent Sew Along: Joining in?

Please join me in my first sew-along to sew a lined vent!

You could make a sample with some fabric scraps or a dress or a skirt. You don’t even need to have a pattern… I’ll be providing a free downloadable pattern and explaining how to add a vent to a pattern that doesn’t have one.

Damson Gin Dress Lined Vent

Starting on Saturday 1st March I’ll be posting a comprehensive guide to drafting and sewing a lined vent. To make this sew along as approachable as possible, I’ve broken the process down into bite-size sections which I’ll be posting every other day. I’ll try to answer any questions you might have at each stage.

1. Lined vent sew-along announcement – that’s this one.
2. Preparation and cutting (free vent pattern to download and how to add a vent to an existing pattern) – Saturday 1st March
3. Sewing the shell vent – Monday 3rd March
4. Drafting the lining – Wednesday 5th March
5. Sewing the lining – Friday 7th March
6. Order of construction  – Sunday 9th March
7. Sewing the lining to the shell – Tuesday 11th March
8. Mitred corner hem for lined vents – Thursday 13th March

So will you join me?

Would a button help you to say yes?

Clipped Curves
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For the sew-along, Clipped Curves is joining forces with Spread Your Wings and Craft… so it’s going to be a sew-along party!

Contribute SYWAC

25 responses to “Lined Vent Sew Along: Joining in?

  1. Looks good. I’ve been thinking about adding one to a skirt I want to make so I think I’ll give it a try!

  2. Not sure I can wait that long! I have a skirt on my sewing table which I am currently pondering, all finished apart from the vent lining and hem. I am determined to do better than when I last made the pattern. Looking forward to seeing how I should have done it.

  3. Sounds like fun!
    I’d really, really like to make a pencil skirt (or five), but I’m not sure I’ll manage the toile-making and fitting before March 1st. If I don’t, I’ll try to join in with scrap fabrics, I think! (:

    • Great… pencil skirt or sample using scrap fabrics, all are welcome to the sew-along. Plus I’ll be providing a free vent pattern that is perfect for making a sample.

  4. I’m on an waiting with bated breath!

  5. This is awesome! I’ve not made a lined vent yet. My last skirt I made (from Twinkle Sews book: ) had a lined inverted kick pleat and I did not understand the instructions for that at all, and had to draft my own version. Is there a pattern you would recommend? I cannot buy any more patterns right now, but hopefully I may have something similar in my ‘stash’ or in a sewing book.

    • I remembered the outfit you made but I went back to have a closer look at the pleat/back of the skirt. I’m sure you could use this pattern as a basis if you first removed the pleat from the centre back seam then added a vent (free download vent pattern and guidance on how to do this is in the first post of the sew along). Or you could use any fitted skirt/dress pattern. If you have Gertie’s book then there’s a few patterns in there perfect for adding a vent to. No need to be buying a new pattern if you don’t want to.

      • Okay, I have Gertie’s book, maybe I’ll look thru it and see what skirts can work. I don’t really want to use the Twinkle Sews skirt, it was a bit too confusing. Thanks!

        • I’m just flicking through my copy now… pencil skirt, wiggle dress and sultry sheath dress are all good options.

          • I’m flipping through mine too!! It’s like we’re hanging out together. 🙂 Seems a lot of her patterns are for curvy women, so I’ll have to think about if they will look good on me. Thanks 4 the info!

  6. This is awesome, Emma Jayne! Yes, I will join you! So cool! Going to grab my button now! 🙂

  7. Oh Emma Jayne, I totally want to join! I’ve given myself weekly sewing tasks from now until the end of March and while I don’t have a pattern in mind, surely I can just join to practice on scraps so that when the time comes to use a vent on a real skirt, I can do it like a pro. Thanks for taking the time to teach us 🙂

  8. What a great idea! I’ve absolutely no idea how to work with vents. Can’t wait to follow along!

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  10. Helen Shuttleworth

    My first purchase of a skirt pattern was missing the sewing instructions. As if that’s not tough it is lined and vented. Hopefully following your instructions will save me

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