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Date: 6/29/11 7:40 PM

I'm making Simplicity 2370 with eyelet. The collar requires interfacing. So I see a few options (feel free to pipe in if you have others):
1) No sew interfacing in white
2) No sew interfacing in a nude color after dyeing with tea
3) Organza or similar fabric
4) No interfacing
5) Line the front and collar (facing combo) with a sheer fabric like batiste

I'm sewing it right now but am leaving the collar till the last. Any thoughts would be appreciated since I want to wear it this weekend:)

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Date: 6/29/11 7:50 PM

I checked my RTW eyelet jacket from Talbots, and it uses self-fabric facings instead of interfacing. So I guess that gives you an option 6. Of the interfacing options you've given, I like the organza one, because it's sheer, but I will say that the two layers of eyelet in my jacket's collar and lapels don't really detract from the look of the eyelet at all, so I would think even adding a layer of opaque interfacing wouldn't end up being all that noticeable.


Edited because I didn't actuall finish my thought the first time.
-- Edited on 6/29/11 7:53 PM --

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Date: 6/29/11 7:52 PM

So the eyelet is used as the interfacing? I'm lost. I was planning on using the eyelet as the collar and lapel but unsure of what to use to give it weight and contour.

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Date: 6/29/11 8:13 PM

Ok, now I understand. Forgive my density;) Good to know it still looks sheer with interfacing. Thanks!

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Date: 6/29/11 9:55 PM

I use my fashion fabric to interface eyelet. Depending on the application, I'll use the selvedge, as you often have a rather large selvedge w/ eyelet. I would NOT use fusible interfacing - rather sew-in...you are fusing to a fabric w/ large holes in it. That, to me, is asking for trouble when you fuse it initially and potentially when you press your garment later. I've also heard of silk organza being used, but the extra layer of eyelet has always worked fine for me.

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Date: 6/30/11 10:25 AM

No, the eyelet is a *facing,* or basically a second layer of fabric folded under the collar and lapels. The jacket has no interfacing. Your pattern should call for facings at the collar and buttonholes, too. It's a pretty heavy stretch eyelet, though, so it didn't need a lot of extra body in the collar; the facings are sufficient. If your fabric is lighter you might want more oomph, but I think Eve's suggestion to use another layer of eyelet will be fine.

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Date: 6/30/11 9:15 PM

I ran out of eyelet and came really close to not having enough for the pattern. My fault for buying the fabric before the pattern.

So, I found some silk organza in a ivory color in my stash. I hope it gives it enough body... think it might be an issue with washing?

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