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Date: 8/9/14 5:17 PM

I have some white and black polka dot fabric which I am using for a jacket. The black polka dots show through when there are two layers of fabric. The fabric is not sheer and I think it is a woven cotton; maybe a blend. I have thought of using a plain beige cotton for facings, pockets and under collar and cuffs, but the front facing will show at the top of the front opening. Any suggestions? The pattern is Islander Sewing Systems Jacket Express #218.

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Date: 8/9/14 5:24 PM

Have you tried interfacing a sample with whatever weight is applicable and then sandwiching with a non interfaced piece? Don't forget that the inside of your facing will be against the outside. I am assuming that it is printed and won't show on the right side anyway. The same goes for the hem, though I interface hems as a matter of practice anyway.
You can also line your pockets so that the body of the jacket won't show through.
A medium weight fusible weft interfacing would be what I try first.

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Date: 8/9/14 6:15 PM

I did fuse some interfacing onto a sample piece of fabric, but the polka dots still showed through to the outer fabric. I think I might try interfacing with a white woven interfacing rather than the fusible interfacing. It is so long since I used woven interfacing, but I think it might work. That is my next sample.
I tried it and it seems to work. The polka dots still show if I hold it up to the light, but otherwise I think it will work. The woven interfacing is not as crisp as the fused one. Perhaps I will use both if it is not too stiff.
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Date: 8/10/14 7:35 AM

Have you tried using a woven fabric instead of interfacing? I often do this...

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Date: 8/10/14 8:02 AM

I prefer a woven fabric, sometimes two layers of it. I've used woven non-fusable interfacing of white, grey or even a few pieces of natural cotton muslin.
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