Interfacing the facing on heavy fabric?

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Interfacing the facing on heavy fabric?

Post by piggywiggy » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:02 pm

I'm making a skirt from boiled wool (yes, I think it was a blnaket in a past life somewhere) that has a facing instead of a waist band that says it needs to have interfacing. Just wondering whether you would bother to do this given how heavy the fabric is? (and how desperate I am to get cracking and have no interfacing....)
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Re: Interfacing the facing on heavy fabric?

Post by jhcsmum » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:07 pm

I wouldn't bother with interfacing the facing. It should be stable enough.

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Re: Interfacing the facing on heavy fabric?

Post by capelbach » Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:10 pm

I wouldn't either to be honest, I think interfacing might make it too thick, and I don't think you really need it when the fabric is already heavy.
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Re: Interfacing the facing on heavy fabric?

Post by sable » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:20 pm

It depends on how much the wool stretches; if it's a completely stable fabric then you should be ok; if it stretches then interfacing would tend to stop this. I'd make it a lightweight non-woven interfacing that didn't change the hand of the fabric though. The main reason to interface there is simply because it's the highest point of strain in the garment.
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Re: Interfacing the facing on heavy fabric?

Post by piggywiggy » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:14 pm

sable wrote: The main reason to interface there is simply because it's the highest point of strain in the garment.

I think this is what was in the back of my mid. I'll def do the row of stay stitching that I'd prob otherwise skip over too - sheesh I'm a lazy constructor sometimes :smt044
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Re: Interfacing the facing on heavy fabric?

Post by sjl » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:32 pm

What fabric is your facing cut from? For a wool skirt I'd be using a lining fabric or similar rather than the wool so the interfacing would be necessary in that case.
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Re: Interfacing the facing on heavy fabric?

Post by piggywiggy » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:26 am

sjl wrote:What fabric is your facing cut from? For a wool skirt I'd be using a lining fabric or similar rather than the wool so the interfacing would be necessary in that case.
Didn't think about htat....


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Re: Interfacing the facing on heavy fabric?

Post by Mrs Shavas » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:51 am

sjl wrote:What fabric is your facing cut from? For a wool skirt I'd be using a lining fabric or similar rather than the wool so the interfacing would be necessary in that case.
Plus it'd be much less scratchy on your skin as well.
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