SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Forum > Sewing Techniques and Tips > Underlining dotted swiss ( Moderated by MissCelie)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Underlining dotted swiss
Batiste?
meanjean
star
meanjean  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Texas USA
Member since 5/4/05
Posts: 388
Send Message

      



Date: 3/26/12 4:13 PM

I purchased some black dotted swiss (cotton) and plan to make a blouse. It's sheer enough that I'd like to underline the front and back for modesty. I have some plain black batiste I was planning to use for the underlining, but I'm having second thoughts because of course batiste wrinkles. Would I be better off using silk? And if so, which weight/weave?

Jean
-- Edited on 3/26/12 4:14 PM --

------
Jean

"A woman of valor, who can find? ... She seeks out wool and linen, and her hands work willingly ..." Proverbs 3:13-18

beauturbo
beauturbo
Advanced
California USA
Member since 5/2/09
Posts: 3431
Send Message

      



Date: 3/26/12 5:19 PM

I think your cotton dotted swiss fabric is going to wrinkle too, as just it's cotton also, so you are probably going to have to iron it after washing, just anyways. So if your lining is cotton also, probably would have to iron that at the same time. If you think you could get away without ironing the dotted swiss by it's self, and it does not look to wrinkly after washing it, then maybe you could line it with something like skin colored nylon tricot even, or some meshy kind of knit, as at least those don't need to be ironed. I think knit mesh might breath a bit better in summer than nylon tricot though.

meanjean
star
meanjean  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Texas USA
Member since 5/4/05
Posts: 388
Send Message

      



In reply to beauturbo <<


Date: 3/26/12 8:10 PM

Yes, I expect to regularly hand-wash and press the top. I'm going for a natural-fiber, breathable underlining because I expect to wear this top on sales calls (in and out of buildings and cars) in Houston in summer --- hot-hot-hot, humid, and sweaty!

I don't want to go with a cami.


-- Edited on 3/26/12 8:15 PM --

------
Jean

"A woman of valor, who can find? ... She seeks out wool and linen, and her hands work willingly ..." Proverbs 3:13-18

CathrynR
star
CathrynR  Friend of PR
Intermediate
New Hampshire USA
Member since 6/26/08
Posts: 785
Send Message

      



Date: 3/27/12 5:06 AM

I would just go ahead and sew up the dotted swiss without underlying and use the garment to layer over a silk cami or slip. It sounds as if you have a very fine quality of fabric and it's sheerness is something not to hide, IMO. A sheer dotted swiss can also be gathered and used as a neck scarf inset (view some Jane Austin movies to see what I mean)

Kayabunga
Kayabunga  Friend of PR
Advanced
Illinois USA
Member since 1/21/10
Posts: 151
Send Message

      



Date: 3/27/12 8:42 AM

If you don't want a cami, how about a silk tank top. It would be a looser fit and you could wear it with lots of other things ... you could even make it reversible. I'm with CathrynR ... would not underline a beautiful dotted swiss.

nicegirl
starstarstarstar
nicegirl
Intermediate
District of Columbia USA
Member since 5/10/06
Posts: 1722
Send Message

      



Date: 3/27/12 11:42 AM

I've done several dotted swiss projects and underline in batiste. In using reasonably good quality 100% cotton batiste I have not had any problem with the batiste wrinkling more than the fashion fabric, and neither has wrinkled much at all--I don't iron unless a crease has somehow been folded into the fabric.

I always hang dry, which I think is key (and sounds like what you plan to do if you are hand-washing--I don't go that far!).

------
http://theslapdashsewist.blogspot.com
=================
2007: purchased 115+, sewed 105+
So close to parity, yet so far

Trying again in 2008
Yards purchased: 133
Yards sewn: Somewhere around 95

2009? I give up

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sewing Techniques and Tips >> Underlining dotted swiss

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Register

Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Register

Simplicity 5720

photo
by: katlew03

Review
brerrabbit.com Popolok Kottie Coat

photo
by: Terri A

Review
Favorite Things Hope Skirts Pattern

Favorite Things Hope Skirts Pattern

Buy Now
TROUSER DRAFT - A CD book by Kenneth King

TROUSER DRAFT - A CD book by Kenneth King

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.