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« on: June 03, 2007 05:01:46 PM »

i just got the simplicity bbw 4111 pattern, and, after coming back from the store, i realized that the pattern wanted interfacing. would it be okay if i just didn't buy/use interfacing at all? because from what i understand (and that's not very much :] ) interfacing makes fabrics stiff, so would i want my shirt stiff? thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2007 05:05:32 PM »

what is the pattern? what does the shirt look like? Interfacing usually goes on facings (like if the shirt opens down the front, you would put interfacing there to make it crisp and it provides support for buttonholes) or for collars again to make them crisp. Yes you probably do want to use it.

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2007 05:33:20 PM »

Hmmm....when I made this shirt I used light interfacing (which wasn't even fusible)....I'm thinking it wouldn't be a big deal...It is used to make the collar a bit re-inforced...but the overall style is rather "free" and "breezy".....it should't be a big deal if you ditch the interfacing. 

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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2007 07:25:42 PM »

thanks! i'll just do without, then.

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008 04:46:48 PM »

So, how did it go without using the interfacing??
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2008 03:29:47 PM »

I guess the original post is pretty old, but you can sometimes use scrap fabric in place of interfacing depending on what weight you need.  Just make sure it isn't a weird color or print that would bleed or show through! Smiley

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