last night i decided to try and take photos of the current dress i'm working on (i'll post those later) and while i was at it, i took a few more photos of that last dress i finished - the fully lined one for my 2013 sewlution. the only photos i had were from right before i left for work (here's the link in case you missed it) and i realized i hadn't taken any of the inside of the dress. so i couldn't really even prove i completed my sewlution, right? how do you know i lined the dress if you can't see the lining!
here's the finished dress
and here's the dress inside out from the front
and inside out from the back (please excuse the wrinkles, it needs a little steam.)
so there you have it! now you got to see the insides! the lining wasn't as complicated as i thought it would be. the pattern didn't call for a lining, but i just used the same pattern pieces as the dress itself. i included the facings, as you can see. i went back and forth between sewing them down or not. i ended up not sewing them down to the lining because i wasn't sure what was best. i guess i was worried the seam might show through more or something? but anyway, next time i'd just go ahead and sew the facings down to the linings, less fuss.
i was super proud of how well the invisible zip went in, sandwiched between the main fabric and the lining. yay me! fear conquered! mission accomplished! (i've been sewing less than a year so this was big for me)
anyway, so there you have it, proof that i did a full lining. i bet you guys trusted me and i didn't even need to show you the photos, right? ah well!