Waffling on how to go about certain parts of garment construction sometimes really trips me up on productivity. I’m currently have my Harris tweed dress coat cut and ready to assemble, but I’m undecided about the interlining/underlining.
I want this garment to hold up to years of wear without falling out of shape, so I’m using hair canvas, which you can see at the very back of the picture. I’m making Vogue 8626, View C.
Here’s the options I’m having a tough time choosing between:
- Interfacing the bodice back with the interfacing cut on the true bias and (possibly) an extra shoulder piece, depending on the fit.
- Should I underline this tweed with silk organza (I don’t want a lot of bulk), trim away all the bias interfacing seam allowances except for the shoulders and armscyes and catchstitch the interfacing to the organza?
- Or should I underline each back piece separately and cut a back “shield” for the interfacing ?
And what about the front? I’m doing bound buttonholes, and will interface the front on the straight grain, but should I interface the entire length of the side fronts on the bias?
Do you ever get stalled on a project because you can’t decide which method to use? This won’t be the last coat I make, so I guess I could just use this as an experiment and use whatever method I don’t choose on the next one….