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Place right side of lining onto the right side of the dress fabric.
Put it 1/2cm - 1cm from the centre of the zip.

Pin then baste (orange stitches).

(you may want to place the lining a little closer to the centre than I have done in this example)

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    Sep 15, 2011, 07.32 PMby mic9970

    What I mean is that if you understitch the lining you can’t then turn the ends back like in your stage 7, so I have been leaving a space in the understitching about an inch from the zip in order to be able to turn them back. Does that make sense? if not, I’ll post a picture next time I’m doing it.

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      Sep 15, 2011, 08.03 PMby mic9970

      I’ve just realised that if you understitch after your step 7, going through all layers to the zip then this will work. However, I like to machine sew my lining to the zip rather than handsew and I can’t see an easy way of achieving this in conjunction with undersewing the lining. There must be a way I guess as most shop bought dresses are done like that, i.e. using your method of finishing the top of the zip, understitching the lining and machine sewing the lining to the zip.

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      Sep 15, 2011, 08.20 PMby freakusbzzz

      I’ll try get to ta tutorial with the sewing lining to the zip soon.

      I did another zip tutorial (different method) with no handsewing.

  • Holliebell_large

    Sep 9, 2011, 08.15 PMby freakusbzzz

    I’m not sure what you mean by “gap in the understitching”?

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    Sep 9, 2011, 12.47 PMby mic9970

    How do you then handle the understitching of the lining? I have been trying in vain to discover a straightforward method that doesn’t involve leaving a gap in the understitching.

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