Words have not been my friend lately. My goal was to avoid the stress of inner or outer corners in my coat lining. But, for the life of me, I couldn’t describe what I wanted or why.
I’ll try to do the Less-Stress lining in photos. My camera has finally come home just in the nick of time!
Here was the Gertrude Strickland starting point:
My ending point was with the fold of the lining ease on a diagonal up to the center of the neckline facing:
Here’s WHY a diagonal:
With the Strickland style the lining is folded over the meeting point of the under and over lap
and stitched to the vents so they meet folded edge to folded edge when lyin gflat
so there is no cut on vent
If the fold line goes straight up
the lining fold does not hit at center back
unless the lining ease is set on the diagonal.
It is the simplest, fastest vent lining I’ve ever done, once I could Just Do It.
I just can’t talk about it.