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How I do a Hong Kong underlining


All the bridal gowns on my Bridal pages have a Hong Kong underlining on the skirts. I'm also planning to do this type of finish for a slim skirt I want to make out of a quilter's cotton. This type of finish is appropriate for straight seams, or very slightly curved (i.e. the hip area).


First cut out your pieces as per the pattern, then cut your lining pieces out, adding 1/2" on the sides.


Next, sew the lining to the fashion fabric, RST, with a scant 1/4" seam.


Flip the piece right side out, and stitch in the ditch. You now have your hong kong underlined piece.
See, I told you it was easy peasy!


Now you just treat the underlined pieces as one. This is what the seam looks like when sewn together.

To finish the hem, just do a hong kong finish (take a piece of bias cut lining, stitch along the edge in a scant 1/4" seam, stretching the bias ever so slightly, wrap it around and stitch in the ditch). The same can be done for armholes.

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