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Interfacing silk

Lynn_O'Connor | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

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I’ve got some lightweight silk for a blouse that I know from past experience needs interfacing. I will line the blouse with the same silk. I am reluctant to use a fusible on this fabric, but I’m not sure what to use for a sew-in interfacing. The silk is not at all crisp. Any help will be appreciated.

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  1. Vida_Jones | | #1

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    Lynn O'Connor - 10:45pm May 13, 2000 EST

    I use silk organza for almost everything (I do bridal and special occasion sewing) It is strong but has almost no weight.

    1. mary_norman | | #2

      *If your lightweight silk is of a drapey rather than crisp variety, fusible tricot (a synthetic knit with a great drape even after fusing) has worked well for me on a rayon "faux silk". It comes in black or white, and i think also in a neutral beige "flesh".

      1. Ann_Chafin | | #3

        *Lynn,You might try the website http://www.fabriccollections.com. This is the site of Louise Cutting of One Seam Pants fame and she has tons of interfacings that you can't find anywhere else. I think a lot of them come from Europe and England. She has one that is called Dream Weave Microfiber that is really good for silkies. It is a fusible, about the weight of a really thin Kleenex with barely detectable fusing beads on the back. I haven't used this myself, but we had a discussion board on Sewing World regarding interfacings and several talked about how great it was. Louise just came out with an interfacing sample packet - $14.95 including shipping and handling - for samples that are about 6" X 12" to give us enough size to cut off pieces and try on swatches. There are probably 20 - 25 different samples, plus samples of 4 different fusible tapes. The sample pack isn't listed on her website yet, but if you called or e-mailed her, I'm sure you could get this kit also. I just received my packet yesterday, and I spent some time this morning, trying them out. I haven't used the Dreamweave Microfiber yet, but it really feels wonderful.

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