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Date: 1/23/14 4:37 PM

I purchased Vogue 8972 and would like to make it from a Ponte Knit (View A or C). Ponte is one of the suggested fabrics. The dress is fully lined... what would you use to line a ponte knit dress? I want something that will stretch along with the fabric.

With thicker fabric like that, would I be better off drafting facings in lieu of lining the entire garment?

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Date: 1/23/14 4:44 PM

Cute pattern.
I have used the venezia 4-way stretch linings when needed. I've been very happy with it. I also used the power mesh to line a ponte zip-up jacket and liked that too.

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Date: 1/23/14 11:35 PM

Fabric.com has a bunch of knit linings as well. You might have to get some swatches to determine suitability. I like that pattern very much.

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Date: 1/24/14 3:25 AM

I have a ponte skirt that has a stretch satin type lining.it moves well and is comfy

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Date: 1/24/14 8:12 AM

I think dresses usually look better when worn with a slip, and that a lining is basically a custom slip. So I would probably still line it.

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Date: 1/24/14 2:30 PM

Vogue Fabrics sells knit lining also. Here's the link: Nylon Stretch Lining

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Date: 1/24/14 5:39 PM

Good question! I made this dress from silk twill (still working on that review...) and was thinking that I should also make it in a ponte, since I went to all of that fitting hassle. My brain hadn't gotten to the "how to line" yet. :P

Finding two knit fabrics that have the same stretch characteristics (even with the limited stretch ponte typically has) sounds like hell on a stick to me. I'm leaning toward going the facing route, or lining with the same fabric in the bodice only.
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Date: 1/25/14 3:24 PM

I don't think that lining either with a knit lining or a stretch woven would be a problem. The lining can have more stretch than the ponte. I've seen expensive pants that aren't stretch lined with stretch silks for lining. It makes it more comfortable.

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Date: 1/25/14 3:45 PM

I'm a fan of slips and camis. So, my vote for a slip, plus add facings to your dress. Especially for the flare skirt "C", the lining- no matter how thin, seems a lot of extra fabric and potentially weight. If, and that's a big "if", I lined at all it would be just the slim skirt in "A" and use facings for the neckline. In any of the versions, for the mid-riff band, I'd use 2 layers. It could be your fashion fabric or a thinner knit lining; the pattern may already call for that. Lots of choices and depends on what you like.

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Date: 1/25/14 9:54 PM

I've started lining most of my knit dresses - I just find that they hang better with a smoother silhouette.
I've got the muslin cut for that Vogue pattern right now and will be sewing tomorrow!
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