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interfacing, applied to the garment or f

sherryF | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I ‘ve just read my Vogue Sewing book, which says to apply the interfacing to the garment but most pattern instructions suggest that interfacing be applied to the facing. I’m about to embark on a cotton dress with front facings. I dislike fusible interfacing so use woven. Any thoughts?

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  1. jjgg | | #1

    apply the interfacing to the facing.
    Apply an underlining to the garment. This would most likely be a full piece of underlining, (which could be a fabric used for a woven interfacing).For instance, if you are underlining the skirt, each piece of the skirt fabric would be matched up edge to edge with a same size piece of underlining. This 2 layers of fabric would then be treated as one.

  2. alotofstitches | | #2

    Probably the reason you dislike fusibles is the end result having bubbles/wrinkles, etc. on the fabric.  Preshrink your fabric using NO fabric softner or dryer sheets (prevents fusibles from sticking) and then apply fusible FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS & USING A CLOCK to the garment.  I pink the edge of the fusible that is not encased in a seam to prevent a definite line.  Also, do a 6" test sample to make sure the interfacing and fabric work together.  I was like you in that I did not like fusibles but after a class I took, I learned to preshrink and to use a clock following each fusible's directions.  After I did those things my troubles with fusibles went away--it was all "operator error".  I do use a variety of interfacing on one garment because different applications regquire different interfacings.  Also, sometimes woven or knit interfacings require preshrinking as well.

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