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Interfacing?

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    npultorak @npultorak

    I am making my second School Days Jacket, the first was a laminate, this one is wool. My question is should I interface the front placket? My wool in heavy, but not as dense as melton. I love this pattern! Since I started sewing with Oliver and S patterns, I really hate to use any others.

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    Liesl Gibson
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    Hmmm. The only issue with interfacing the placket itself might be if the wool is stretchy–interfacing could prevent the placket from stretching in the same way as the rest of the jacket, and the glue (assuming you’re using a fusible interfacing) could affect the hand of the fabric. It might be a better idea to interface the facing so that you get the stability without the possible downsides listed above.

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    npultorak @npultorak

    Thanks Liesl, I’ll try a sew in interfacing on the facings.

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    Lizabeth @Lizabeth

    As an underlining for the wool, I’d suggest cotton batiste. Here is a great article from threads magazine:

    http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4999/understanding-underlining

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