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Hey everyone!
I have another question because I am curious on what other people do in this situation. I have done this a number of ways before with good results, but I am always curious to learn what others do, and to learn other ways of doing things.

I have a dress with a fitting bodice, and gathered a-line skirt, I want to line both the bodice and the skirt, and am wondering a couple things:
1) do you gather the skirt lining? the same amount as the outside skirt?
2) do you gather them together as one? or attach the self as one, and the lining as one dress, and then attatch the two. do you then sew the lining together at the waist?
3) I know there are different ways to do this, but I want to know which way you have found works best, for less bulk at the waist, and the nicest finishing on the inside.

thanks again!

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    Jun 18, 2012, 07.50 AMby katexxxxxx

    I usually make up the skirt and lining and gather them as a single unit of two layers. I always leave a 2" gap at the zip in the back. Then I sew the lined skirt to the bodice and add the bodice lining separately. Leave that 2" of skirt lining flapping free when you attach the skirt to the bodice. Then sew in the zip. When you finish the lining round the zip, you just slip stitch the skirt lining down with the bodice lining to make a neat finish inside the garment.

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