Interfacing

We had a great summer with lots of sunshine and almost no rain but now slowly the season is changing and it is time to think about warmer clothes.

If you have seen my vlog you know that I’m working on a coat from Waffle Patterns.  First I made a toile to make sure that the fit was right and this week I interfaced all the pattern pieces. There is a lot of work going on to make the structure of a coat. Personally I love this kind a tailoring, I always put on nice music and make a cup of tea and then start on the interfacing part, dreaming of wearing my new coat 🙂

In my last vlog I told which parts of the coat I like to interface.  So if you want the know more, check out my video.

In this post I want to tell you about the interfacing I have used for the shoulder.

For this part I used hair canvas and flanel. You can buy hair canvas in many different weights and depending on your fabric you choice which one is the most suited for your project.

Because my pattern has a yoke I first pinnend the pattern pieces together. Then I traced the upper part of the pattern. (10 cm down from the neckline, to the armhole).  Creating a pattern piece for the hair canvas. instead of following the original grain-line I cut the hair canvas on the bias grain.

Then iI made a second pattern piece for the flanel part. For this part I traced the upper part of the shoulder, I made sure that the seamline of the yoke wasn’t on the same place to prevent that there was too much bulk.

I placed the flanel on top of the hair canvas and then made rows of zig-zag stitches  to secure the layers of “fabric”.

As you can see this is a really quick way to interface the shoulder and that is why it is called; ‘speed tailoring’.  The last stap is to attach your interfacing to the front of the coat.  I used strips of fusible interfacing to hold it in place, till the moment it got stitched into the seam.

Not that hard, right?!  

It takes a little time to interface all the pattern pieces but it is really worth the effort.

Hopefully my coat is finished next week and I’ll be able to share it with you.

Happy sewing!

Monique