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Kauri Dress lining hack

Our Kauri Dress sewing pattern comes with some of the most beautiful internal facings you’ll sew, but if lining is your jam then follow this tutorial for clean insides that spark joy with this Kauri Dress lining hack.

Thank you to Sarah Leas for creating this tutorial for our Below the Kōwhai sewing community.

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Cut out Front + Back pattern pieces as usual.

Measure 10mm (3/8″) from the front notch. Mark and trim to remove the facing portion of the front piece.

Sewing pattern fabric cut

Cut out of your fabric:
Main: 2 x Front (mirrored), 1 x Back (on fold)
Lining: 2 x Front (mirrored), 1 x Back (on fold)

If desired, iron on a strip of interfacing to the wrong side of the Main Front pieces.

Complete step 1 & 2 of Kauri Dress Tutorial, excluding the back facing and including the lining.

Kauri Dress lining Hack

With right sides together, sew Front and Back bodice pieces together at shoulder seams for bodice and lining. Press seams open.

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Lay right sides together bodice Main and Lining. Pin around edges to secure in place.

Sewing Pattern by Below the Kowhai - bodice

Using a 10mm (3/8″) seam allowance, sew up from the centre front bottom, around the neckline and back down to the other side.

Trim all corners and seam allowance and clip into neckline edge as per tutorial (step 7).

Kauri Dress lined bodice

Turn right side out and press neckline and front edge.

To continue, skip to step 11 of the Kauri Dress Tutorial.

Kauri Dress lining Hack

Congratulations! We would love to see your Kauri Dress lining hack, show us a photo in our VIP Community on Facebook or tag us on Instagram!

Love and happy sewing,
Sophie x

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