Today, I am going to share with you how I test pattern fit when needed. I create all my muslins and pattern test with interfacing. It creates a great sewable pattern. It can also be reused in other sewing projects.
First, I trace my pattern pieces on interfacing in the preferred size with all alterations complete.
Second, I cut out the pieces of interfacing.
Third, I sew the pieces together but with no seam finishing. I also only sew and test the parts of the pattern that I need to check fit. Specifically the chest, as seen in the pictures. (In some cases, you may need or want to check more.)
Fourth, I check the fit and note all changes needed with marker on the interfacing.
Fifth, I unstitch or seam rip the pattern pieces and make changes, if needed.
Last, I use the interfacing pieces to cut the pattern from the final fabric.
The interfacing pattern pieces fold nicely to store until next use.
If you are just using the pieces to test, you can cut them up when needed for facings, buttonhole, embroidery stabilization, or anything else you normally use interfacing for.
Here is the finished dress from the testing sequence pictured above.
What interfacing scan you use?
Well, you can use just about any weight of iinterfacing that you like. I prefer mid-weight sew in interfacing, and I actually have a very large roll of it. You can buy interfacing on the bolt at fabric retailers or order online in various sizes widths. Note: I have not ever tried iron-on interfacing. Remember iron-on interfacing will stick to whatever it is on when ironed.
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