interfacing a coat

Well, as sure as there’s sunshine today, I’ve decided on my course of action for my tweed coat.  Thank you to everyone who left a comment!  This isn’t the first coat I’ve tailored, but for some reason I just got stumped about which interfacing route to take.

Anyways, let me tell you how I came to my decision:

I was catching up on my blog reading and clicked through to Pinterest from one of the blogs and, would you believe it, there was this lovely pin on one of Steph C’s boards:How to Interface Jackets: Lessons from an Yves Saint Laurent Garment

This is an Yves Saint Laurent jacket from the 80’s, and shows you one of the methods of interfacing that I was waffling on. Don’t you just LOVE interior pictures like this?!?!

I’ll be using this method, since it will stand up to years of wear and – if the pics in the linked Threads article (click on the picture above or here) are any indication – will keep its shape for at least 20 years.

Happy sewing, everyone!


6 thoughts on “interfacing a coat

  1. Fantastic! You chose a lovely and timeless pattern for your coat. Wise decision to make it to last. Also, thanks for the link. I’ve just ordered hair canvas for the first time in my life, so I’ll be looking carefully at what you do with your coat.

  2. Great find!

    But I’m a bit confused by the bias interfacing as I thought part of the purpose of the interfacing is to stabilize the pieces – eg back STAY. Have you come across explanation for when and why one might want bias interfacing in a tailoring project? Must check my books to see if there’s any explanation.

  3. Jen of Grainline Studio also wrote a great piece on all types of interfacings (she’s making a wool coat right now too!) for SewNews(?) magazine, check out her post on


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