Monday, October 15, 2007

About the Interfacing

Cindy left a comment on the last post and asked about the interfacing used in the smocked dress. Well, there's not really much to tell. I'm rather embarrassed to admit that I can't tell you the brand or anything specific about it other than that it was a very lightweight, non-woven fusible that I had lying around the sewing room. I'm sure it was purchased at Hancock Fabrics because that's really the only place I buy interfacing. I fused a square of it to a square of my cotton fabric and then cut the yoke out of the fused piece. The interfacing is very soft, so I don't think it would be scratchy or uncomfortable against the skin, but that doesn't really matter because the yoke is fully lined with the same floral fabric. So no one but me, and anyone who reads this blog, even knows it's in there.
I've been going through stash fabrics the last couple of days looking for some pretty floral cottons and lightweight corduroys to make the Princess some more smocked dresses for colder weather. I don't have anything ready to go yet, but I hope to have a new project underway soon. Oh, and I plan to get back to work on that UFO, too!

3 comments:

Cindy said...

Thanks for the interfacing info. I wasn't sure if you used just "regular" interfacing or something "special." And I did not even think about the lining....I guess it would be completely enclosed. I really appreciate you taking the time to respond. The dress is just gorgeous!!! I visit your blog often and am always amazed at all you get accomplished. Keep up the beautiful work!!!!

jemima bean said...

Savannah looks gorgeous, as usual! Beautiful dress!

Man, I wish I'd thought of interfacing the yokes of all the BSY's I made Lu. Sheesh. That makes a TON of sens, and why the heck didn't we think of it before???

Shannon said...

Thanks, y'all! I really appreciate the positive comments.
Yep, it's just plain 'ole interfacing. I could have just smacked myself in the head when I read about using it in the yoke, I mean it's so obvious, right? Oh, well. Live and learn!

Shannon