Is lining necessary?
With fabrics that don’t fray too badly, a lining provides enough protection against seams chafing against the body that finishing by serging, felling or French seaming is unnecessary. … Interlining materials tend to be uncomfortable and unsightly, so a lining is needed to sandwich the whole thing together neatly.
Should lining be smaller?
Lining needs to be slightly smaller than your garment, so add ⅛” to your seam allowance when sewing. To avoid the lining showing on hems, adjust the hem lining to be ½” to 1” shorter than the garment.
Do you put darts in lining?
Darts are inserted when dresses or tops are too big at the front or back anywhere from the bust to the hip area, and also if the dress or top is sleeveless and darts are required at the front armhole section to the bust. … Place pins through the centre of the dart making sure to catch the lining as well.