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doll undergarment fabric – suggestions?

BellaGabriella | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

The girls will need undies and slips for their little 13″ bodies. This fabric can’t be too heavy under their regular clothes. Any suggestions? The miniature doll books suggest lawn but I was thinking of something that reflects actual slip material. Do you think lining would work?


  1. starzoe | | #1

    Lingerie knit is your answer, light weight, doesn't fray, easy to sew with a ball point needle....comes in lots of colours as well.

  2. JeanM | | #2

    I agree.  However, I have made only slips and since I don't have any lingerie knit, I just use leftover lining for those.

    1. BellaGabriella | | #4

      Thanks for the tip! I stopped at JoAnn's yesterday but didn't see any and didn't ask. They are the only place local (that I know of) besides Walmart. I ended up with some nice machine washable lining fabric; they had the prettiest shell pink so I had to, lol. The bridal lining was nice also but it was dry clean only.

      I didn't get the message about the tricot in time.

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        ThreadKoe | | #5

        The Bridal Lining was Dry Clean Only. Check the content my Friend! Most linings are washable, and will state dry clean only because they lose the stiffness if they are washed! Acetate linings in particular. They become extremely soft when washed. Perfect for lingerie. They are not as long lasting perhaps, but depending on how often they need laundering....
        Same deal with the Bemburg or Ambiance linings, the rayon linings often state to Dryclean only. Yet they do come up lovely after washing and a good press to remove the wrinkles. Cathy

        1. BellaGabriella | | #6

          Oh! That's good news! Thanks, Cathy!

  3. DiannaCard | | #3


    I like batiste for doll underwear.  I have also used nylon tricot, but my SM hated it!  Here is a link for a source.  http://www.sewsassy.com/LingerieProducts/Tricot.html

  4. Ralphetta | | #7

    I would check out the clearance table for marked down large-sized lingerie. You would probably get the bonus of lace trimmed edges that you could incorporate.

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