Hello I’m new to the board & have a ?
Hello everyone – I just joined the forum last night. I’ve been sewing for many years but there is a lot I don’t know because I’m primarily self taught (except for a Home Ec class in high school). I don’t know too many people in my personal life that sew so I am excited to speak to other people who share my love of sewing.
Here is my question – I just received my order of a Diane Ericson pattern which was reviewed in the latest issue of Threads (Fault Lines) – I loved the look of it. Now, I have sewn many patterns from many different companies, but these instructions are throwing me off in some places. One thing that I’m not sure about is the 2×6 in. strip of fleece that is to be inserted in the shoulder area. I was wondering – do you do this even if you aren’t planning on using a shoulder pad? Can you use something other than bulky fleece (I understand that it gives a nice structure and shape to the shoulder but fleece seems like it would be too bulky without a shoulder pad)? And I am planning on interlining the fabric, not lining it, so the strip would not be covered by the lining. Is that okay? I am not experienced with tailoring type techniques because I usually don’t like suits (but this wonderful jacket is an exception). Any advice would be appreciated.