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I have selected a loose weave, textured, most probably 100% synthetic fashion fabric for a Chanel type suit -- jacket and skirt with decorative fringe, etc. I know I must add interfacing (fusible) to the fashion fabric in order to stop the weave from separating and/or sagging. I also must add additional body to the fabric.
I've experimented, using this same fashion fabric and before embarking upon the whole Chanel suit idea, using fusible tricot, light to medium weight interfacing as a "stabilizer". The back and front of the jacket turned out satisfactory but the sleeves were a tad too stiff for my taste.
QUESTION: What type of interfacing does anyone suggest for a synthetic, loose weave and textured yarn fabric -- to stop the weave from sagging, etc.?
ALSO: Is there a special way and/or direction (on grain, on bias) I should apply the interfacing? I remember my instruction from a Louise Cutting class where there was specific direction and location as to where to place such interfacing... however this instruction was with a much tighter weave, cotton/poly blend fashion fabric.