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using a stretch knit and wether to line or not
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Date: 4/7/12 8:16 PM

Ok so I want to make a cross between A & D. Now here are my questions. I really want to use a stretch knit to make the dress. Nothing to heavy but something that will be comfortable in the summer and also for a size 18 approximately. I can't see why it would not work out but wanted to get some more expert advice :)
The next question is if I could get away with self lining the top with the same knit material? I really don't want to use something that won't stretch but have no clue if it will drastically change the dress and in what way. If it is for someone who is busty I would imagine that keeping it's shape would not be a big concern.

Really excited to get started on this one and can't wait to hear from all you experts out there!! :)

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Date: 4/8/12 12:28 PM

Here's a link to Simplicity 2281

For suggested fabrics, it does include a matte jersey so your stretch knit might work although you would want it to be more light weight. As for whether it would work to line the top with self fabric, I guess I would prefer tricot for the lining of a knit. However, when you are in the store looking a possible knits, hold the double thickness and move it around. See if it works together or against itself. This will also give you an idea about what two thicknesses will be like weight-wise.

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Date: 4/8/12 7:39 PM

I'm with Eleanor; purchase some fusible tricot. It will still keep its shape, not be too "fluffy" and will be light enough for summer. I use fusible tricot for all my knits.

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Date: 4/10/12 10:31 AM

Thanks ladies! I will definitely try the fusible tricot and see what happens. I was not aware of that stuff so I am glad I asked :)

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