facings for jackets

barb_roselover_inSeptember 23, 2010

I cut out a jacket pattern tonight and wondered if I could just extend the facing right onto the front of the pattern so that there would not be any seam. I did it and didn't have time to go ahead and work on it. Has anybody else ever done this with blouses or jackets? Seems to me it would save bulk. Thanks for any comments. - Barb

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oilpainter

No I never even thought of it. The seam gives definition to the front and makes the front opening more solid and less likely for the facing to flop out--at least in my opinion.

How are you going to attach the interfacing?

    Bookmark   September 23, 2010 at 12:57AM
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carolb_w_fl

I've done it w/ blouses/shirts & lightweight jackets - usually extending to include the interfacing as well - a.k.a. self facing & self interfacing. This works fine if there will be stitching &/or buttons/buttonholes to hold it place, of course. & the type of fabric used makes a difference as well.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2010 at 10:10AM
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