by Diva Els
Lining a skirt or dress which has pleats can be done on several ways, I will show you my way.
I use walking vents on the side seams which are reinforced so they cannot tear. The side seam allowances I use are 1,5 cm wide. For the reinforcement, I cut a piece of lining 5×5 cm with a pinking shear and press the square in half diagonally (on the bias). A pin marks the opening of the vent in the photo below.
The piece of reinforcing lining is placed as above. Again, note the pin marking the vent opening.
Sew the piece to the seam allowance only as shown above. Begin at the folded side and stitch towards the top till you meet the side seam.