I know, this dress is old fashioned. I've had this Simplicity 2848 pattern sitting in my drawer for a long time and I finally had enough courage to make it. I was first attracted by the cover image of the red dress worn by the model. Such a little cute dress. It's a classic and perfect for work.
The fabric I used is Grey with Black Check Wool Blend Flannel. I used an orange piping to match the thin orange stripe on the fabric. It turned out to be great.
The instruction only tells you to line the yoke. I fully lined the dress to make it a good shape and comfortable. Here is the photo of the lining inside. I have my dummy Ruby to try it on. :)
This project involved techniques to sew piping. I have taken a lot of photos to show you.
For the piping between the yoke and the main front, see this post as I was reviewing the Bernina foot no. 12.
The piping around the neckline is one continuous piece. I sewed the piping with the zipper foot and then attached it to the main fabric.
Then with right sides together, I sewed the neckline of the lining, piping and the main fabric. I also understitched the lining.
Here are more photos of the lining.
I learnt more about lining and piping in this project. The piping adds a subtle contrast to the pattern and colours of the fabric.