Most skirt patterns include a vent, but the patterns don't call for a lining (isn't that obnoxious on the part of the Big 4 patterns? Obviously, if the pattern suggests wool, it must be lined in most cases.) If you've never lined a skirt with a vent before, it does take some mental work to figure out how to do it.
My skirt was different from the tutorial's model - the Burda Jenny - as McCall's 3830 does not have a waistband. These are the slightly different steps I took to construct the skirt:
- I inserted the invisible zipper into the fashion fabric.
- Attached the fashion fabric and lining at the waistband.
- Finished the bottom of the vent from the inside.
A commentor indicated that her skirt pulled once the lining was attached at the waist; I recalled that Eugenia countered this by adding "wearing ease" to her vented skirt's lining, so I drafted my skirt's lining this way as well. As Eugenia noted, it doesn't make the inside very pretty, but I don't have unsightly pulling issues when I walk.
As you can see, it was difficult to get the puzzle piece part of the lining to ease in, so that part doesn't look very pretty either, and the edge is pulling up a bit. Hopefully I can perfect that in future versions.
I'm so pleased with how this skirt turned out. I've started taking more time and care on my projects - serging the fashion fabric, pinking lining edges, sewing all possible seams in the same direction - and the results have been more satisfying to me.
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I'm suddenly in a skirt mood, so I have a few in the immediate queue. Though I ordered a vintage dress pattern, and it's calling my name, too. There just aren't enough hours in the day!