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Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress

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Interfacing the Waistband

Christine Haynes

Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress

Christine Haynes

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Lesson Info

6. Interfacing the Waistband

Lesson Info

Interfacing the Waistband

In addition to your fabric we also need to cut out interfacing for those of you that have never worked with interfacing before this might be a new addition to a garment for you so I'm going to talk a little bit about what interfacing is and why you would need to use it in the first place so interfacing comes in a variety of ways that comes in woven and non woven and mitt and it also comes infuse a ball and so in I have a couple of examples here my favorite is the fuse herbal woven so what that means is that this is a lightweight woven fabric it actually is like a cotton fabric and then on the inside on the other side we have little that's of glue and what that means is that it will fuse to the fabric itself the glue will actually melt and it here the interfacing to the fabric so that would be a woven if usable there's also right here a minute fuse a ball so you can see it's a little bit shear and it has omitted structure like a knitted shirt so it's got a little bit of stretch to it bu...

t it also has the same glue on the opposite aside this we would use if we need to interface a nit garment so like something that has a t shirt or a collar so I use this for my marianne dress in the peter pan collar to give that part a little bit of body there's also a so in of all of these kind so it would look just like this, but it wouldn't have the glue because it would be sewn into the layers of the garment and then there was a non wilbon and non mitt, which is often used for craft projects um why would we even want to use interfacing and why would we want to use it on the sylvia dress? So we're on ly interfacing the way span and more specifically were on ly interfacing the outer way span so we're interfacing this piece here as well as the two pieces in the back on this outer not the inner lining part and what that does is it gives us part some body and some structure so that it's not soft the way the rest of it is it's meant to sort of hold its shape. You would see this commonly on collars plaque it's like on a button down shirt, the placket that's where the buttons actually are would always be interfaced um, we are actually going to use it in one other spot that's not actually listed in the instructions, but this is going to be a tip that you're going to get from me well, because you're watching this class, I also interface right along the center back you won't be able to see it here, but right where this invisible zipper is, I'm going to interface along that edge as well to give the scene where we put the zipper in a little more haft instability, so that the fabric doesn't parker and it doesn't weaken with the use of the zipper up and down. We'll talk more about that later on, we actually go to put the zipper in, but that's another common place to use it. So how would you even know that you're supposed to use it? There is a little chart in the instruction that tells you how many pieces to cut, and there is a yardage requirement as well on the back page, along with the fabric, but the pattern itself will also tell you. So right here we have waistband we have cut for in fabric. This is the back way spam piece, and we also have cut two in interfacing, so I know I need to cut four pieces of fabric of this because I'm going to have to on the outside and two on the inside because it's, a blind and also I need to cut to interfacing pieces because I want to interface the two outer pieces so it says it right on my piece as well, if you're unsure, so this is the waistband front. And one of the waistband back pieces already sewn together and interfaced, but there's going to be another waistband back piece put right here, which I have cut right here, and then I have the interfacing that goes on it. I'm going to show you how to put these two together. So first we need our our iron. I turned mine up to the cotton setting. I personally use a dry iron, but I know some people like to get a little bit damp that's either way, will work, and also your you're interfacing will come with instructions as well as to what they suggest we're going to lay the pattern, the peace down the fabric, right side down. So right side, of course, is our outer we're going to have the wrong side up, and then we want to put the glue side down so that way the glue is going to melt itself to the wrong side of the fabric. Of course I'm gonna line up all of my edges. I'm going to press the two together, not irony, meaning going back and forth in an aggressive way. I'm simply holding and giving a little bit of pressure with the iron this way, the glue on the interfacing will melt and in here itself to the pattern pieces. The nice thing about this project is it only has three pieces that need to be interface. So this park was really quickly. Some projects have a lot of pieces. After a few seconds, you'll see that this is now actually stuck down it's kind of warm, so be careful. And now this is all one unit, and we move forward with the rest of the instructions with this as one unit no longer is it. Two separate pieces. Interfacing and outer fabric, is now just the outer waistband piece. But it has a little bit of good structure and body, so it will retain its shape when you're wearing in.

Class Description

Add advanced techniques to your sewing skill-set without worrying about ruining fabric and wasting money in Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress with Christine Haynes.

Every purchase includes an easy-to-use, printable PDF version of the Sylvie Dress pattern.

Christine makes vintage-inspired patterns for the modern seamstress and in this class she’ll guide you step-by-step through the dressmaking process. You’ll learn how to:

  • Make a variety of darts, the correct way
  • Incorporate an invisible zipper 
  • Line up a lot of intersecting seams
  • Create both views of the pattern

In this class, you’ll have the maker of the pattern talking you through best practices and offering expert tips on tailoring it to your preferences. You’ll also get insights on choosing the best size for your measurements.

Don't waste time working on something that won't ultimately look right, learn the best way to follow a pattern and make sophisticated dress in Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress with Christine Haynes.

Class Materials

Bonus with Purchase

Christine Haynes - Sylvie Dress Instructions.pdf

Christine Haynes - Sylvie Dress Pattern.pdf

Christine Haynes - Supply List.pdf

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Esther Gonzalez

Great lessons, very detailed and explained clearly. Patterns are easy to work with. Highly recommend it to anyone who loves sewing or is even new to sewing because it won't leave you confused

Maureen Nevers

I loved Christine's clear, pleasant style of instruction. Unfortunately I had to stop watching 1/2 way through - is there really a dog barking in the background through the whole video recording?! Even if I could tune it out (it was pretty faint mostly), my 2 cocker spaniels were not fooled! Perhaps I'll try to resume watching with headphones ... Wish that had been addressed at the time of recording or editing, though 😐

Chelvy Braggs