I am feeling like some sort of alien as I am having real trouble pinning the lining of my daughter’s wedding dress a quarter inch less than the dress hem that i also had trouble with. Every time I do it it comes out different- depending on? I don’t know! I feel like crying with frustration and I have a week to go and I’m fed up with it.

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    Aug 31, 2012, 10.56 PMby katexxxxxx

    Different fabrics drop at different rates. Lining is usually softer and less stable and will drop more… Put the dress on the stand and make the stand tall enough that the hem is several inches clear of the floor all round (except for the train: that isn’t so critical). Leave it FOR AT LEAST A WEEK! You may have to stand your dress stand on a stool or small table.

    Once done, pin the lining to the outer fabric along the seam allowances from the inside. Mark the hem all the way round and turn up the outer fabric.. Hem up with invisible hemming. Turn the lining up so it’s about 1/3 of an inch from the folded hem edge and slip-stitch to the turned up layer of hem only.

    If the lining still has a slight tendency to bag out and show at the hem, catch it about an inch up on every seam allowance.

    If your lining is completely separate, hem it an inch shorter than the outer fabric.

    For a fully bagged hem, sew the two hems together and turn right way out after leaving the two skirts (outer and lining) to hang out as above. Turn the right way out and press the hem so the lining is 1/8" to the inside. Smooth the lining upwards so that any excess comes up at the waist seam. Trim away the excess when you complete the waist seam.

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    Sep 4, 2012, 10.06 AMby attornywhy

    i hope the above comment helped you. whatsoever. i feel the same sometimes. when it is an urgent work and need to be done soon. then the pressure really builds up. anyways thanks for above comment.

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