slinky knit for a bathing suit?
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?
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.
*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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