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Date: 7/21/13 12:59 PM

I am thinking of making the jumper from Simplicity 4789. The pattern calls for lightweight fusible interfacing for the front, back, and armholes.

I don't have much interfacing right now, so could I cut out the pieces from the fabric and use that instead of the interfacing?

I don't know what the fabric I'm using is exactly but it's lightweight and has a linen look to it but it's also drapey. I don't know how to explain it exactly. It frayed something awful and I zig-zagged it. I know it's a natural fiber because I can break the frays easily with my hands - no scissors needed.

Any thoughts or ideas?

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Date: 7/21/13 1:48 PM

You can use the same fabric or maybe one that does not fray as easily.

If everything is lightly pre washed and dried as after the garment is finished, you should not have shrinking issues.

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Date: 7/22/13 1:19 AM

Just be sure the armscye area isn't too stiff, as that would be uncomfortable. This is a personal preference, but over the years I have discovered that I like a very, very lightweight interfacing for most everything I sew. Some like a very crisp look around collars and such, which does look nice, but too stiff looks weird and feels awful.

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