I’m feeling quite pleased with myself today. Not only have I made (albeit with the help of Kathleen’s post and the one at PatternScissorsCloth) samples of bagged jacket linings and facings, but I got an A+ on my last English essay at college.
But onto the bagging. I’ve got three different samples: one like Kathleen’s, one like it but with a pleat in the hem, and one like the hem of my Trinny & Suzannah coat. All-in-all, I think Kathleen’s was the easiest to sew. I expect all my samples would have turned out better had I sewn them from fabric instead of tissues, and used an iron. Still, no hand-sewing required and the patterns are simple and straight-forward to make.
We’ll start with the one like on my coat because that’s the one I did first (worked it out by reverse engineering) and it has the neatest instructions. They’re brief, but I hope you can get the idea. If someone asks, I can do a more in-depth tutorial for any of these corners.
- Sew lining to hem allowance.
- Sew seam A (the corner or facing seam). Clip inward corner.
- Bring hem/lining unit up so that the hem is level and sew seam C (the facing-lining seam) from hem upwards.
- Seam A and clip (as for previous sample)
- Tack pleat at start (and in real life, blind-stitch to shell)
- Bring lining-hem unit up with pleat in finished position and sew seam C (the facing-lining seam) from bottom to top.