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Harry Potter Robes

Added Aug 13, 2009

by alasse

Munich, Germany




Step 7 Attach lining

It’s time to attach the lining.
Main part: Sew on the lining along the whole front, including hood (seam 8). Right on right, again.
Then turn, press and stitch along the front.
Neaten the other edge and hand sew the blue marked seam onto the back neckline.
Sleeves: Sew together the sleeves and their lining, right on right, along the opening (for the hands). Turn, press and stitch along the opening.

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    Oct 22, 2012, 08.41 PMby grandmascreations

    Hello again! The robe is coming along, lining is in. When you state"turn, press, and stitch along the front"—do you stitch along the entire outer edge (including hood)? I will probably “neaten” the inside lining edge with iron on seam binding—I think that was mentioned somewhere—is that OK? I appreciate your pattern and input!!! Grandmascreations

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      Oct 23, 2012, 10.50 AMby alasse

      Yes, you stitch along the entire edge. You might consider using a different bobbin colour matching the house colour.
      And yes, I used this kind of iron-on sticky stuff to attach the lining to the robe as well :)

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    Aug 8, 2011, 05.10 AMby melissalaw

    I’m so sorry, but I’m not sure what you mean about neatening the edge— which edge, exactly? And ‘neaten’ meaning trimming, or? Then, what am I sewing by hand— is it securing the lining at the neckline seams? This thing is turning out beautifully, thanks— I just got a little confused there.

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      Aug 8, 2011, 08.26 AMby alasse

      “Neaten” means to finish the seam. Either by folding the fabric twice and stitching, by zig-zagging the edge or whatever you like. Basically it’s making sure the fabric won’t come apart and it looks nice.
      Secondly, the edge I mean is the sort of inside edge of the coloured lining. One side is attached to the robe and the other side is just open – that’s the one I mean.
      And last but not least, yeah, the part you do by hand is attaching the hood at the neckline. I have no idea why I made it sound so complicated.
      I’m looking forward to seeing your finished robe!

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    Aug 1, 2011, 05.29 PMby alexsandcastle

    I feel like I should know how to do this, but how do you attach the lining into the hood? (Sorry to be a bother.)

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      Aug 1, 2011, 08.40 PMby alasse

      First: Have a look at the first comment/question I answered for this step.
      Basically you attach the lining of the hood like any other lining. You sew it on, right side on right side (for this you have to put the hoods into each other the wrong way around). Then you turn the whole thing, putting the lining hood into the outer hood.

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    Jul 30, 2011, 10.33 PMby alexsandcastle

    Is there a way to only do the lining in the hood because that will be the only visable lining when it is complete?

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      Jul 31, 2011, 11.10 AMby alasse

      Sure there is. But you do have to keep at least the topmost part of the front lining stripe, because it folds over. That’s the kind of “collar” you can see in the respective house’s colour.
      If you don’t want the rest of the stripe, just don’t cut it out and finish the front seam by folding it twice and topstitching.

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    Jul 10, 2011, 02.03 AMby Michelle Kowalczyk

    yea i figured it out, thanks again though

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    Jul 8, 2011, 11.08 PMby Michelle Kowalczyk

    and im a bit confused about how to do the sleeves as well

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      Jul 9, 2011, 09.51 PMby alasse

      Please elaborate a bit. What exactly confuses you?
      I’m assuming it’s about the lining since this is the lining step… for that you just put take the lining sleeve right side out and the black sleeve inside out and put the lining sleeve in the black sleeve. Then you sew them together all around the opening. When you’re done with that, turn the sleeve so the black fabric is right side out again and the lining is inside of it.

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    Jul 8, 2011, 10.59 PMby Michelle Kowalczyk

    i got a little stuck here, how do i line up the lining and the main part so that this will work? specifically the hood. should i sew the long skinny part of the lining, and then the hood or should i be able to put in on so it sews all at once?

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      Jul 9, 2011, 09.46 PMby alasse

      okay, I hope I’m understanding your problem here…
      You first sew the hood separately on both the lining and the black fabric, meaning seams 1 and 2. But you should have done this already by this step. And then you do exactly what my instructions say: “Sew on the lining along the whole front, including hood.” For this you have to put the hoods into each other so to say. Was that your problem?

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