Lately I've been cutting my linings out after I've assembled my garment. I started doing this because I wanted to make sure that I captured any changes I made to my garment shell. However, I've found that while this is practical, it makes me drag my feet when I'm finishing up a garment. I think more than finishing a garment (hemming), I don't like cutting out. Stupid right? Because you can't sew if you don't cut out...but there it is...I don't like it.
Because of this, I use to cut linings out when I cut out the fashion fabric. Anything to speed the process along and get me to the good stuff ~ which was sewing the garment together! It did seem to make everything move along faster. When the garment shell was done, I just reached for the already serge finished lining pieces, sewed them up and added them to my garment.
Somewhere in there I changed this order. In the beginning it worked for me, but lately when I realize I have to cut and finish lining pieces...I stop. Seriously come to a dead stop. Because of this I'm reconsidering the order I cut and sew linings again.
So here's the question of the day...when do you cut your linings out? At the beginning when you cut out your fashion fabric? Or at the end, after the garment's been assembled? And why do you do it either way? Is there a "correct" sewing gods approved method? Did I forget some sewing lesson taught to me years ago? Talk back to me because this is the "Question of the Day!"
...as always more later!