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nancyzeh
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Date: 6/30/12 2:14 AM

Hi everyone, I have cut out and basted my bodic and would like to line it. It would be too see through if I didn't, its white cotton. Can I use a basic cheap muslin or do I have to use a cotton bastise? I want to dye it another color later I am alergic to white fabric . It would not last 20 minutes without getting an ugly spot on it.
I have several books on doing this but wanted your input. Love my readers digest sewing guide book. Its got everything in it. I watch Nancy ziemans SEWING WITH NANCY and she always uses interfacing but I dont want to change the hand of the fabric or make it to warm.

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Date: 6/30/12 6:34 AM

How sheer could it be? Holding it up to the light isn't like wearing it. But, if you insist on lining it, use cotton batiste. It's light and airy and why would you spend time on a blouse and then use a cheap fabric to line it? If you are planning on dying it make sure that you use cotton threat to sew it with especially if you are topstitching. Polyester won't take the dye.

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Date: 6/30/12 11:30 AM

What about cotton voile? It's soft and drapey - not crisp like a poly/cotton version - and it's loosely woven enough that it might be cooler than batiste.

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Date: 6/30/12 8:24 PM

You can use a cheap basic muslin as long as it's also made out of cotton, if you plan to dye it. You might not be happy with the results, though, since two cottons will give you double the wrinkles.

NancyK had a good tip about the thread!

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Date: 6/30/12 11:28 PM

Yes muslin is a cheap fabric and batiste would have been a good choice if they had it in stock at the time. yes it's wise to use the same tread as the material. I will let you all know how it turns out.

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