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I am making a halter neck dress for summer wear – obviously the bodice is lined. I have a very small bust and don’t really want to wear a bra in the heat so I was considering using a lightweight iron -on interfacing for the complete bodice front – do you think this is a good idea and should I apply it to the outer or lining fabric ? Just looking for other ideas or confirmation… Thanks 10th_aug_on_holiday_large

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    Jul 29, 2013, 02.49 PMby bjr99

    I would try the interfacing on a scrap of both the fabric and the lining to see which looks the best. Interfacing on the fabric could effect the drape in a negative way. Then again it may be what the fabric needs. Play around with it and see which look you like.

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      Jul 29, 2013, 11.27 PMby katensew

      Thanks, decided against interfacing altogether as the fabric is a nice crisp cotton , and I have used the same fabric as the lining and this seems to give enough " body "

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    Jul 29, 2013, 07.22 PMby 20beverly08

    Prefer muslin for bodice lining and may add interfacing to top and bottom of bodice for shaping. Would not put interfacing in body of bodice—may be too itchy against skin.

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    Jul 29, 2013, 07.23 PMby 20beverly08

    I love that kitty in your pix—what a cutie!

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      Jul 29, 2013, 11.29 PMby katensew

      Her name is " Lady " and she’s my right hand man – so to speak !

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