Saturday, 9 April 2011
Interfacing attached to McCalls Jacket 4394
Phew - I am trying to follow the techniques from my tailoring course, and using a combination of perfect fuse tailor, and Gill Arnold's sheer interfacings, I have been pressing these pieces on to the fashion fabric. It has taken me over two hours to cut out the interfacing and then press it onto the fabric.
I have decided to throw in the towel tonight before it gets much later so I can get up bright and breezy in the morning, with a fresh head to mark up all the pieces and attach shoulder guards, roll tape etc. This may be a lot of effort for some fabric that cost me £1 a metre - substantially less than the interfacing, but so far the pants and the blouse have turned out so nice, I think it's worth the effort on two counts: 1. I am able to perfect my techniques and if it all goes wrong at the last minute it is really only my opportunity cost of time that I have lost; 2. I will get a lovely jacket to go with my suit.
No photo's right now will take some before I start marking up the pieces.