Hey, readers! The coat sew-along is coming up soon, and we've got 253 members joined up in the Flickr group. Hurrah! I have a recommendation and deal on interfacing I wanted to share with you today.
You all probably know that I love the interfacing from Pam at Fashion Sewing Supply. I'm going to be using the Pro-Weft Supreme Medium Weight Fusible on my fabric, and you might want to look into the Pro-Weft Supreme Lightweight Fusible if you're using a light wool. Pam was kind enough to let me publish this response she sent to a customer inquiring about this coat pattern and interfacing--it explains everything much better than I could!
I love to make coats...it is such satisfying sewing. And Gertie's pattern is such a nice style!
Last year I added a new kind of weft interfacing to our line. I developed Pro-Weft Supreme Medium Weight Fusible because I wanted a "go-to" interfacing that would work on virtually any coating fabric regardless of weave, weight, or fiber. It is a "double-weave weft", meaning that the base fabric has had 2 threads woven though/between the lengthwise grain. These fibers have been lightly brushed, resulting in a mid-weight interfacing with some loft, and an absolutely incredible fluid drape. I have yet to find a coating fabric that ProWeft Supreme Medium doesn't seem to improve. In my opinion it makes each and every fabric's "hand" better than it was before. I know that may sound a bit dramatic...but I truly just love how it makes coating fabrics so much easier to work with, and how lovely the coats look when interfaced with it.
So to sum up, I recommend our Pro-Weft Supreme Medium-weight Fusible Interfacing for this coat style. It is 66" wide, and comes in 2 colors, Ivory and Charcoal Black. More information about this interfacing can be found on our site,www.FashionSewingSupply.com , and we send a full set of instructions with every order. As to yardage needed: The pattern calls for 4 yards of narrow interfacing, and in most cases the conversion would be one yard of this 66" wide interfacing. However for this pattern, I think you will need 2 yards to have enough lengthwise grain for the coat facings.Pam is giving us a 10% discount on all her products for the next three weeks. Use the code SEWALONG10 at checkout. You can use the code on any products, regardless of whether you are doing the sew-along or not.
A big thanks to Fashion Sewing Supply! Tomorrow I will have a fabric deal for you.