Recently I made my niece a few Oliver + S Lazy Days Skirts for her birthday. One of the skirt fabrics seemed a little too see-through, so I decided to line it. I used tricot (think slip fabric), but any lightweight fabric that would be suitable for a lining will work.
Here’s how I lined the skirt.
First sew the side seam of the outer skirt (the one cut from fashion fabric, quilting cotton, etc.) as directed.
Cut a piece of lining fabric the same size as your skirt piece. In my case this was a rectangle, 48″ x 12″.
With right sides together, sew the side seam of lining piece.
With wrong sides together, slide the outer skirt inside the lining; pin in place around the top edge. Stitch, using a scant 1/4″ seam allowance.
Pull lining out and away from top skirt, with seam allowance facing up. Press seam allowance toward lining.
Turn lining in so that it lays under the top skirt. Press along seamline so that the fashion fabric lies slightly above the lining–you don’t want the lining to show along the top of the waistband.
Edgestitch along the top edge of the skirt, stitching through top skirt, seam allowance, and lining.
Turn top edge down 1 inch and pin in place (this now becomes the waistband).
On outside of skirt, stitch waistband in place, using a scant 1″ seam allowance. Leave a gap open through which to insert your elastic.
Insert elastic and close waistband seam as instructed; remember to put in a tag if desired.
Hem the top skirt to the desired length.
Hem the lining 1/4″ higher than the top/outer skirt.
Twirl the day away in your lovely lined Lazy Days Skirt!
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