I am planning on making a cardigan style fleece jacket with buttons and I am going to be adding a crochet edge treatment around the hem, front edges and neckline, also the sleeve hems, much as you often see done with blanket stitching.
I realize this can be done quickly and easily with no facings whatsoever, but I would like a little stability, without the bulk added by a fleece facing, especially in the seam allowances.
I have been thinking about how to add a facing… Have any of you found an application that you really are pleased with? I have thought of a few possibilities…
A fleece facing, but no seams or allowances, just the two layers together at the edges held together with some discreet stitching and the crochet.
A matching or coordinating interlock of jersey facing that is lighter in weight than the fleece.
Some lining fabric with iron-on interfacing for stability and light weight.
What do you all think? Thanks in advance.