Hoping someone can help me. I am just learning to sew fairley well. I wanted to make a tailored jacket. Welllll I choose boucle wool-because I thought it was PRETTY. Not knowing you could NOT press darts and seams. What I am wondering is- I did use my iron and it worked pretty well-I also hung the outsides in the hot shower I was taking. I realize I have picked the wrong fabric to make a jacket from-but I have already started and it looks pretty nice (to me!!) Does anyone know if when I put the lining in this will be okay? If not-any suggestions? I really would apriciate any help.. thanks.
I would assume the lining will be okay.I guess maybe there is no right or wrong way to your fabric if you think it looks all right. Just so you like it.
You will love your stylish boucle jacket! Just fingerpress the darts and seams and be sure to treat them in some way so they can't ravel. If you must press put a dowel rod under the seam so that the smallest area possible gets pressed, and use your pressing cloth. When you put your lining in, all will be beautiful. God bless you Galey
I actually think that you hav chosen very well as boucle is very forgiving . Alot can be lost in the pile!! When you press just use the tip of the iron on the seams and you coukld actually use a running stitch and just hand sew the seam allowances down. Line it as usual , have fun!!
To everyone who wrote to help me, I can't tell you how much I thank you. I realize this is not the best fabric for a jacket-but it looks Pretty to me.. Now I may have a bunch of questions on lining it!!!!!!!!! I have never lined anything. Thanks so much again.
You might want to try practicing on lining a vest or simple top first, so that you get a sense of what goes on with linings in general before tackling your jacket. Boucle is a terrific jacket fabric, and I have a couple that are just faced rather than lined. If the pattern calls for a lining, read and reread the pattern instructions several times before you start on it. If the pattern doesn't call for a lining, you might have fitting problems if you decide to add a lining to it--not something a beginner wants to deal with!
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