To interface or not to interface?
That is the question! My friends, I am trying to decide if I need to interface my fall coat. The pattern instructions say to interface the front and the facing. Ordinarily, I would have blindly followed the directions, but I forgot that I don’t have enough interfacing on hand because I only purchased small samples. So I emailed my teacher Thea to ask her if I could use the flannel I bought as stand in sew in interfacing and she totally threw a wrench into the works here by asking me if I really wanted to interface the coat at all. She asked me how stiff I wanted the coat and collar to be. And now I can’t decide.
When I made my trench coat last year, one of the few disappointments in that coat was that it had no internal structure. No shoulder pads, just the shell and the lining. That’s it. It just didn’t feel substantial to me. I don’t want to make this coat and end up being disappointed by a lack of structure. In fact, I was going to underline the yoke on the back to make sure it didn’t stretch or warp. And speaking of structure, you know how you use a ribbon to stabilize knits on the shoulder seams? Should I do that here too???
So the poll of the day is…
Please vote by 5pm as I am working on my coat this evening. Thanks!