Saturday, July 3, 2010

finishing trouser lining

Well, this took forever didn't it! We were ready to fit these, then we had a week layoff and then we waited a week to get a fitting and then we needed to get those 18th century coats ready before this could be worked on. Phew!

Ok, so once you have a final trouser length, you hem the trousers as you normally would, moving the lining out of the way. The lining then is clipped just barely as far as the seam allowance and brought back over the seam allowance as well as over the hem allowance.
It is slipped either on the edge of the lining, or you can slip stitch it as you would a jacket lining, leaving the lining a bit of give.

I like this technique because the hem looks better. If you serge the lining in right down into the hem allowance, you end up hemming the trousers through the lining, or just to the lining, which isn't as clean looking in my opinion.


  1. Thank you for taking the time to show your lining technique. That is a fine idea and I'll give it a try.
    If it is not too much to ask for - can you maybe take a photo from the waistband and hip section?

  2. Sure, I will take a photo of that area.