Additional lemondade (thanks Juno)

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I bought several yards online of black-and-white geometric  
print.  I hoped to make a summer jacket with it.  However,  
it turned out to be shirting-weight. That's one of the  
difficulties with buying online.  :-(

I could just make a shirt, and put the excess in the  
stash... Then I had a thought:  Might it change the hand  
sufficiently if I underline every piece with fusible knit  
interfacing?  I did a small sample, washed and dried it, and  
liked the result.  So I just cut out the jacket, and bonded  
knit interfacing to each piece, and I'm ready to assemble  
tomorrow.

:-)

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Beverly
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Re: Additional lemondade (thanks Juno)
On 5/9/2013 6:52 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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Don't you just love thinking outside the box. Yay for you!

Re: Additional lemondade (thanks Juno)

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Hah, I did something similar not long ago: I had a blue polar fleece top  
without sleeves and wanted to finish the edges with bias binding. However, I  
couldn't find anything in my stash that looked good and I hated to go out  
and buy something new (OK, I didn't really hate it but I wanted to economize  
a little). The only fabric that was just perfect was some polyester lawn. In  
the end I stabilized it with a soft fusible Vilene and it worked perfectly.

I can't wait to see pictures of your black-and-white geometric print shirt  
and jacket (and the nifty details like buttons, pockets etc. ;-))

U.  


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