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Lining see-through SLINKY?

nmog | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

I should have known that it was too good to be true – I got 9 metres of a beautiful ice green slinky fabric for $2/m. Too much bargain hunter, too little practicality… Ah well! I am making one of Linda Macphee’s patterns #311
, the Best of linda’s tops. I’ve made it before in black slinky, and my mom and sis now want it as well. While the colour of the fabric is great, it would clearly show the hem and most likely my bra as well. Given that slinky is so heavy I don’t really want to double it. Do you smart ladies have any suggestions? I can’t think of what to put under it, and I’m sure a cami would show as well.

Trying not to regret my impulsive buy,


  1. meg | | #1

    Check out http://www.emmaonesock.com/fabrics/liningsetc.asp

    There's usually a section for stretch linings and possibly one lightweight enough for you there.

    edited to change the link: perhaps one of those stretch linings will be perfect!

    Edited 1/10/2008 6:28 am ET by Meg

    1. nmog | | #2

      Yes, those would definitely be lighter than double weight slinky!
      Thank you for yourhelp.

  2. cafms | | #3

    I have used the tricot that slips are made out of for lining.  With one skirt it is a little slick and I feel a bit like I'm going to slide off the seat especially in the car.  I just try to sit still. 

    1. nmog | | #5

      I can imagine! Do you find that there's a lot of static cling? I'm in dry Alberta and the static makes me 6 inches taller in winter!
      Thanks for the reply!

  3. MaryinColorado | | #4

    Why not look for shapewear in a color close to that of your skin?  It seems this would be the most comfortable solution if the fabric isn't too sheer.  Mary

    1. nmog | | #6

      Yes, that might be the solution. I was thinking that a camisole might work as well and be just as cheap as buying lining. It would certainly be simpler!
      Thanks for the response!

      1. Teaf5 | | #7

        I agree that a skin-colored cami or tank would be the easiest option.  Actually, a slightly-darker-than-skin color disappears even better; it will look like a natural shadow of the slinky.

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