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Date: 6/25/12 4:28 PM

Anything I can do about a (slightly strtech) woven that is see-though? I really like the fabric, but the white background of the print shows through. I wanted the tunic to be light and a little stretchy. I feel like lining would defeat my purpose. Stretch interfacing throughout might make it stiff.
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Date: 6/25/12 5:31 PM

Wear it with a camisole? Self-line (although if it's a print that might look weird)? Line with a stretch lining (they do exist but are hard to find sometimes)?

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Date: 6/25/12 8:02 PM

Make another tunic out of chiffon and attach it to the original--like lining. The chiffon will counteract any see through.

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Date: 6/26/12 8:15 PM

I am a fan of silk organza. I would use this as an underlining if your fabric is crisper, not floaty. IF the fabric is floaty, organza makes a great interfacing or facing. It is quite transparent, and has just enough stability for a soft lightweight facing. I have used it for a bias binding. Kenneth King had an idea (someplace I read, maybe his Couture book) to stabilize a neckline or armhole opening with organza. Cut 1 1/2" strips about 1/2" wide and do a line of stitching like stay stitching around these openings. As you sew, put the little organza strips along the seam line. Be sure to cut them on grain, even from a selvedge. He suggests doing this first thing after cutting before the curved edge gets distorted. When it comes time to finish the neckline or armhole, go ahead and finish it as you desire. Organza comes in different colors, so you can look to see what color would be most transparent. I've even used kind of a peachy tone under an off white outer fabric. Best of luck!

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In reply to Griffsu

Date: 6/27/12 2:16 AM

What are you making? If it's a top or blouse, I would wear a beige/nude tank or undershirt underneath. Sheer blouse with undershirt. If it's a dress, I have sewn a lining with stretch fabric. This doesn't change the drape of the fabric. On this dress I fused a light tricot interfacing to the fabric. The tricot has stretch but it does stiffen it slightly.

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