I went to JoAnns the other day to pick up a pattern; I was going to make Madi a dress by using a pattern & using some fabric I had at home. I was picking up all the notions that I needed to complete the dress, and one thing is requested was lining. I found the lining, paid for my supplies & headed home. I started cutting, pinning & sewing the top part of this dress, and at once I noticed how clean the lines around the neck and arms were going to turn out. I was kinda giddy about it.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to make a dress from scratch for Madi. I was having a heck of a time doing these tiny "hem" lines. My Mom suggested that I get some bias tape to clean them up. Although it helped, if I had to do it over again, I would by lining. Here's a picture of my so-so top:
And here's a pic of the top that I used lining with:
Much better looking. So I'm a fan of using lining when it comes to making tops.