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First of all, you’ll need a pencil skirt pattern that has a seam in the place where you want the vent and if your pattern doesn’t come with a vent, you’ll need to create one (that tutorial is located here, on BurdaStyle under "Adding a Vent to the Jenny Skirt Pattern"). Here we are looking at the back pattern pieces. To get these, you’ll need to trace off two of the back pattern piece, mirror imaging each other, just like I have here. Now, to clarify, I’m only going to show the skirt back sections here (because they are the devils that are hardest to understand), but you’ll want to trace off the front skirt panel to create a full lining pattern too. There will be a few more instructions for the Front Lining, but no pictures. And yes, there will be a quiz at the end, just to make sure you read this and not just looked at the photos. Label the left “Left Side Back Lining” and the right “Right Side Back Lining.” You also need to add 2 sets of notches. The first set of notches is at the zipper stop notch – just a notch indicating where the zipper ends) and a second set of notches where the vent stitching needs to end. This notch happens 5/8″ from the edge of the vent extension.


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