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pattern recommends sewn-in
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Date: 3/18/13 9:37 PM

Hey folks,
I am making the McCall's 5525 out of a med weight cotton twill with no stretch. It reminds me of the fabric of colored jeans. I did a comparison with my red Levi's and they feel pretty close.

The pattern says to use sewn-in interfacing and I am up for trying that as I have never done that before.

I know it's important to match the interfacing with the material so I was hoping to get some recommendations. Gertie used muslin for her version (cotton but not twill) but I know that muslin comes in different weights.

Thanks!
Cheryl
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Date: 3/18/13 10:03 PM

You have options.
1) No interfacing. Will be very soft after washing.
2) Muslin or self fabric for interfacing.
3)Weft Facing Interfacing from Fashion Sewing Supply---this would be my preference. It does not shrink or bubbly like the everyday cheap iron on interfacing.
4)Stiff sew in. I don't use this.
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Date: 3/19/13 9:49 AM

Are you doing the coat? I'm confused, because the one I see calls for fusible interfacing. hmm. If you do use a sewn-in interfacing, in general, it should be slightly lighter than your fashion fabric. You can buy non-fusible interfacing in the same department as the fusible interfacing. It comes in woven, non-woven, and knit variations. Since you are using a woven fashion fabric, you would not use a knit interfacing (I think weft falls into the knit category). Or you can just use another fabric that suits your need. Be sure to launder it before you lay it out and cut it!

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Date: 3/19/13 8:43 PM

Hi Coco,
I just double checked the pattern, McCall's 5525 and it says sew-in interfacing on the back.

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Date: 3/20/13 6:24 AM

You're right! was confused because your original post says McCalls 5255!

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Date: 3/20/13 10:08 AM

I have never seen a Big 4 pattern that calls for fusible interfacing, that I can recall. I think they do that as a CYA thing because fusibles can be quirky if one doesn't know how to use them.

You can use muslin as a sew-in interfacing, if you pre-shrink it. I've never seen it in various weights, in 25 years of quilting. Muslin is muslin.

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Date: 3/20/13 1:14 PM

Hmmm....i was looking at wrong pattern anyway.
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Date: 3/20/13 1:15 PM

Lol...I was looking at a Butterick pattern!
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Date: 3/20/13 2:27 PM

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I'm confused

I'm confused, too -- not sure what pattern phillykitty means, or what she's making.
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Date: 3/20/13 8:35 PM

Sorry folks. I just edited my original post. I transposed digits and the correct pattern number is McCall's 5525.

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