How to: Draft a Vent Lining
Added Apr 7, 2012
Cedar City, Utah...
Last step! Yay! For the Right Side Back Lining piece, we’ve got to invert the vent extension now. Lay the Left Side Back Lining panel over the top of the Right Side Back Lining panel. Line up the center back seams and the hemline and trace the vent extension area onto the Right Side Back Lining panel. Don’t join the panels along the center back seamline/allowance, just meet up the patterns along the center back so that you have a seam allowance for the inverted vent. Absolutely positively make sure that you’ve kept the notches in place. Okay? Sewing it is such a cinch with the notches. Way cinchier than trying to figure out where to start and stop the seam – yeah, I’ve already done that one. Now cut away the inverted extension from the Right Side Back Lining panel. And there you go!
Now, just a quick recap of what we’ve done. You will need to: Trace off two separate skirt back pieces for the lining (and one for the skirt front too!); transform darts to tucks; widen the hips; lengthen the vent extension; round off the sharp angles of the vent extension; and lastly invert the Right Side Back Lining vent extension.