Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Sewing Techniques and Tips > Underlining and/or interfacing ( Moderated by MissCelie)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Underlining and/or interfacing
Should I do both or just one? Which order?
cosmoe
cosmoe
Member since 2/1/09
Posts: 12
Login to reply to this post

Date: 10/9/12 9:32 AM

I am planning to make Colette Patterns Anise jacket using a wool flannel (one of the suggested fabrics). The pattern instructs you to underline the shell pieces of the jacket with muslin, probably to add body to a light weight fabric. I've made jackets in the past using traditional tailoring techniques, but I was hoping to use interfacing this time and do some "speed tailoring." I was planning to follow the Threads article on Armani jackets:
Threads

So, this is my question: If I am going to underline the jacket with muslin, should I apply the interfacing to the fashion fabric first (for example, along the hem), or should I underline and then interface? Or, should I just block fuse all of the shell pieces with interfacing instead of underlining?

rmusic1
star
rmusic1
Advanced Beginner
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since 7/3/10
Posts: 890
Login to reply to this post

Date: 10/9/12 12:51 PM

please dont think me an expert, as I have only interlined something once. But it is recent experience! I made a jacket where the fashion fabric didnt have enough body by itself, so I added a wool tweed interlining.

I found the following worked best: interlined front, interfaced interlining. Ditched fashion fabric facing (too much bulk) and swapped it for lining instead. Do consider if you jacket sleeves and shoulders are not structured enough about whether shoulder pads and sleeve heads might be worth investing in.

Having said all that, it's trial an error. I would layer your front section pieces together to see how it drapes before making a final decision and fusing the interfacing.

Oh, one last tip, I found the area round my bust near my underarm a bit lacking in definition (a slight hollow) if you get this try adding batting by cutting out the side panel pattern piece to get the right shape. You will need to trim the seam allowance of the batting after catch stitching in place to prevent even more bulk.

Inter lining is worth it but is a lot of work......

couturemom
star
couturemom
Advanced
NC USA
Member since 7/19/11
Posts: 112
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 10/10/12 1:11 PM

One thing to consider (and I don't have an answer) is whether interfacing the fashion fabric serves to make the jacket hang better (e.g., hem interfacing), and if interfacing the underlining instead works as well.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sewing Techniques and Tips >> Underlining and/or interfacing

Merchants on PR
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!
Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Altering Pants
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $59.00)
Altering Pants

Online Sewing Classes
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts
Fee: $39.99
(Regular $39.99)
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts

Simplicity 4272
photo
Review by JanetSun on 11/1/07
Read Review

Blank Slate Pocket PJs Digital Pattern
Blank Slate Pocket PJs Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Peek-A Boo Flip Flops Digital Pattern ( Size 0 mo -18 mo )
Peek-A Boo Flip Flops Digital Pattern ( Size 0 mo -18 mo )

Details
Price: $3.99
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Butterick 5036
photo
Review by halleyscom... on 8/30/08
Read Review

Petite Plus 603 Pattern
Petite Plus 603 Pattern

Details
Price: $21.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

SewBaby One Piece Reversible Sundress Pattern
SewBaby One Piece Reversible Sundress Pattern

Details
Price: $8.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Burda 7181 Pattern
Burda 7181 Pattern

Details
Price: $9.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

McCalls 6819 Pattern ( Size 6-8-10-12-14 )
McCalls 6819 Pattern ( Size 6-8-10-12-14 )

Details
Price: $18.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN