About 4 years ago, my father had me mend the lining in a jacket. I fixed the holes in the pocket, and did a pathetic job mending some of the worn areas in the back.
About 2 years ago, my father asked if I would be able to reline the entire jacket. Feeling naive but confident, I agreed.
Then I panicked. I knew nothing about jacket linings. The fabric I had surgically removed from the jacket was falling apart.
Fast forward to a week ago. I find this brown fabric sitting at the bottom of my fabric stash. I look at it and remember I was supposed to do something with this YEARS ago.
I also found some green fabric that would be suitable for lining. Knowing my father does not care about colors or matching at all. I decided to go for it.
I first cut away all of the seam allowances to yield individual pieces. Again, I had to tread rather lightly as this fabric wasn't in the greatest shape.
Then I simply pinned the old pieces down to the new fabric, gave them 3/8" seam allowance, and cut the individual pieces out.
|The wrong side showing---as the lining will be sewn into the jacket|
|The right side showing--this is what will make contact with the skin|
My issue was I...kinda ran out of fabric. So, like with my scrappy slip, I had to be a tad resourceful. Again, if I were making this for anyone but my dad, I would have either bought a separate fabric for the sleeves, or bought all new lining fabric so everything matched.
|This one under sleeve piece is made from FOUR different pieces sewn together!|
Except for the fact that I have not sewn the actual lining in, I would say that relining a jacket is not that terrible and you may want to try it to save a jacket.
Have you ever relined a garment? Was the experience good or bad?