So, I’m finally back to the Rucci dress. I’ve made nearly every construction decision necessary, such us stitch length, etc. However, when testing the fabric, I’ve decided that I want to add a little bit of interfacing to the neckline.
The dress is faced with self fabric from the back of the neck to the hem, and along the bottom panel of the dress/hem. I would like to “interface” with silk organza, as well as add selvedges to stay the neckline. Most fusibles are applied to the facings – should I do this with the sew in silk organza as well?
I’m tempted to underline the entire thing in organza instead. When I tested the seams/needle/stitch length & edge stitching, I tested with organza and without. The organza doesn’t add weight or much stiffness (the silk poplin is already fairly stiff), but the seams were smoother and flatter (and more professional looking) with the organza. I decided to ditch the topstitching and just edge, and that also helps.