Here’s the lining, all stretched on and tacked in place. This is glove leather. Preshaping it works for me, I can’t say why. I soaked the leather before stretching it over the last. I didn’t use a pattern, just stretched the single piece of leather over the last, tacking it in place and trimming away the excess.
Next I will unlast and sew the back seam, then relast and trim the lining at the top, turn the top of the lining down and fasten it with white glue. Then I will unlast the lining again and sew the upper to the lining and attach the tongue.
Before I can tackle the actual lasting I have to sharpen my skiving knife. I bought the equipment to do that on my trip to town yesterday.