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Date: 7/15/12 7:37 PM

Great posts about slips. What fabric would be recommended for hot summer climates (average temp 105+) for a dress slip. Have one slip RTW (think it may be nylon) and it's fine in the winter months, but unbearable now in the summer. Sew alot of challis dresses and they would feel and look better with an undergarment such as a slip.

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Date: 7/15/12 8:26 PM

Challis would make a marvelous slip, and so would cotton batiste, laundered rayon, and handkerchief linen.
Edit: I have a challis skirt that I often use as a half-slip under longer skirts because it is so light and comfortable.
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Date: 7/15/12 8:30 PM

Also, silk crepe-de-chine, a very thin silk charmeuse, rayon challis....

As a slip is a multi-use garment, that will hopefully last a long time, I think that investing in a silk one is probably worth the money.

I'm working with a silk crepe-de-chine lining right now, and it would make a beautiful slip.

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Date: 7/15/12 8:46 PM

Cotton batiste, cut on the bias. Try to get a high-quality batiste. I have one I bought years ago, still going strong. I wear a slip every day, and this is the only kind I like for those 100 degree days. Even if your skirt is a non-breathing synthetic, the cotton slip makes it comfortable.

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Date: 7/15/12 11:23 PM

It's in the triple digits here too. I personally do like the tricot (at least the kind I use), I buy mine from Needle Nook fabrics. It kind of stands out from my body and really doesn't make me hot at all. I will say though I only wear the full slips not the half slips, for me half slips seem to make my waist much hotter and I sweat at the waist a whole lot more in a half slip.

I love silk for winter...maybe I am using the wrong silk, cause it keeps me really really warm in the winter.

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Date: 7/16/12 10:22 AM

Any natural fabric. I too live in a desert and recently made silk dupioni pants with organza silk lining. I went to an evening event and temps were still unbelievably hot but these were the most comfortable pants ever. I attribute that to the breath-ability of the fabric. They did not stick to my skin and were quite cool.
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Date: 7/16/12 11:25 AM

I would have to order batiste on-line. How do I know it is high quality or otherwise?
Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Date: 7/16/12 10:18 PM

I bought some cotton batiste from Vogue Fabrics, and though their website was unbelievably slow, their product was excellent.

I have also had great luck with Fabric.com

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