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slinky knit for a bathing suit?

zum_Wege | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

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I’m wondering if slinky knit would make a good bathing suit. Would a full lining with swimsuit lining material be a good choice? How would slinky (acetate) hold up to chlorine? Would it sag away from the body when wet?

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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  1. karen_morris_ | | #1

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    I haven't tried it, but I don't think Slinky knit would work well for a swimsuit. It doesn't have the stretch-and-recovery of a high-Lycra content swimwear fabric, so I think that it would tend to sag and be shapeless.

    That is, unless you made it in a drapey '40s style, with a very firm Lycra-blend fabric as a lining to provide a support layer. This way, it might work.

    However, I have no idea how acetate holds up to chlorine.

    1. Stephanie_Corina_Goddard | | #2

      *I have to agree with Karen. One experience with hand washing Slinky will tell you that this a fabric that gets heavy and droopy when wet.

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