Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay Construction > Sewing/Fabric Craft

Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 04-27-2017, 10:26 AM   #1
ShiroChaan
no skillz
 
ShiroChaan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 229
BotW Link: Interfacing or Double Fabric?

Hey, so I'm making a Breath of the Wild Link cosplay and I'm using broadcloth for the tunic. Should I double up on the fabric or use interfacing? Should I interface the whole tunic or just around the collar and flaps?

It looks pretty light/flimsy in the game so I don't want to weigh it down, but I know it needs the structural support. Advice?


https://ianshepard.files.wordpress.c...unic.jpg?w=656
ShiroChaan is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Unread 04-27-2017, 12:51 PM   #2
CosplayPatterns
The Cosplay Pattern Maker
 
CosplayPatterns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 101
You would do both, especially where the details are if you are stitching them on. Kind of like fusing a Jacket, the interfacing is where crisp seams and structural integrity is needed. (Don't fuse your entire front, that's for jackets not tunics)
I would use the second layer of broadcloth as a lining, not interlining. Bonus lining it means ou don't have to finish off your seams.
__________________
Offering ePatterns for sewing your favorite cosplays. Along with the findings to sew the pattern together.
The BEST part is sewing instructions will be videos!

Debuting patterns will be sourced from Pokemon Sun & Moon, Steven Universe & Voltron

Follow Cosplay Pattern Co on Facebook, Twitter, WorldCosplay, YouTube and VidMe!
CosplayPatterns is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-27-2017, 03:10 PM   #3
DlGlT
Just call me Digit
 
DlGlT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 5,731
Broadcloth is the absolute wrong fabric for this. A linen or apparel cotton would be much much better. Broadcloth is designed for dress shirts and quilting, nothing else. Interfacing will make it uncomfortable to wear, and STIFF, while double layering it will make it bulky and at that point you might as well have spent the money on a nicer fabric.
DlGlT is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-27-2017, 04:52 PM   #4
ShiroChaan
no skillz
 
ShiroChaan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 229
Quote:
Originally Posted by DlGlT View Post
Broadcloth is the absolute wrong fabric for this.
It's working well for me so far. I chose it because it was the most color correct, but also because I wanted something with more structure than cotton/apparel fabric. I also didn't want something heavy since this costume is 3 layers. So far, it's hanging how I want it and the collar looks like it might be okay, though I do need to cut it a fair bit bigger.

ShiroChaan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:05 PM.


Copyright 2002-2017 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.