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Posted on: 4/18/03 6:13 PM
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While I was gathering my supplies to make Kwik-Sew 3167 I became so frustrated because I could only find cotton jersey for crotch lining in white. I knew that would look horrible with my red stretch lace! Yesterday it finally dawned on me that I have access to cotton jersey in any color I want right in my shop: T-shirts! I happened to have a 50/50 blend tee in my reject pile so I used that - I don't think it would matter whether it was 100% or a blend.

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els said... (2/28/06 9:37 PM) Reply
I use t-shirts too for crotch linings.
GorgeousFabrics said... (2/28/06 4:46 PM) Reply
Great tip Gigi - I had missed this when you posted it! Ann
Gigi Louis said... (4/28/03 2:56 PM) Reply
I've worn the pair of panties where I used a 50/50 blend several times now and saw no difference in comfort at all - there is possibly less difference when the panty body is made of a synthetic. Of course, anyone who has problems with infections should use 100% cotton - probably for the entire panty to be safe.
Tessa said... (4/28/03 12:45 PM) Reply
I usually make panties from cotton/lycra, and self-line the crotch. Cotton/lycra is about 95% cotton, and that seems fine. I wouldn't use 50/50 either, I agree with Shannon that comfort and health are more important than looks in this area!
Shannon Gifford said... (4/20/03 10:20 AM) Reply
Gigi, I have used the cotton t-shirts for lining myself, and even brought them for use in a lingerie sewing class I taught. It is a great solution! But it DOES matter whether it is 100% cotton or a want the 100% cotton. The entire reason for using the cotton for the lining is to avoid the possibility of heat developing in the crotch area (sorry, can't be more delicate about this:)), which contributes to infections. Any of us who have had kidney, bladder, or yeast infections can tell fun! I prefer to take the completely safe route and go with a totally cotton lining, even if it does not match the rest of the garment.
SandraC said... (4/19/03 3:09 PM) Reply
Gigi, great tip! I just purchased Wild Ginger's Curves program so I'll be using this tip right away. Sandra
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