This post is long overdue.
I actually relined this coat about a year ago, took photos and meant to write a post on it straight away, but as with a lot of things I didn't find the time. It has sat on my to-do list for the last year but finally here goes.
I absolutely love this coat. I just about live in it in the winter. It goes with most of my clothes plus I love red so a winner all round.
It had actually been getting a bit threadbare in places around the shoulder where I carry my bag and I'd put a bit of time into darning and repairing that, but the lining was getting into a dreadful state.
It was OK when I was wearing it but if I had to take it off at someone's house or in a restaurant it definitely wasn't OK as you can see in the photo below.
I was pretty nervous about starting this job since I really didn't want to wreck my favourite coat.
I did a lot of research on the internet and decided that to begin with I’d take out half the existing lining and make a pattern from it. The main body lining was in two pieces anyway so that made it a bit easier.
The instructions I'd found on the internet sort of made sense, but with these sort of things I usually find that they start to make more sense once I've started (If that makes sense!)
I took photos at each stage so I could refer back to them to see how it was put together originally.
Once I had removed half of the lining I carefully unpicked all the seams so that I could use the old lining as a pattern to cut my new pieces.