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Date: 10/15/03 10:40 PM

Since we have all started getting our Power Dry, I thought it might be nice to start a new thread sharing ideas on working with this wonderful project. Many thanks to Mary Beth for taking on this huge task of providing us with the opportunity to work with this fabric.

My plans are not very exciting yet, which is part of the reason I started this thread because I want to find out what can be made from this fabric. My first project will be copying a knit camisole (without a shelf bra). I have tried to find another one like that to wear under some sheer garments but all the camisoles you see these days are bulky and have a shelf bra.

So I have been waiting patiently for my PD.

What are your plans?

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Date: 10/16/03 9:30 AM

Good idea to start this thread, Deepika.  I have 5 yds coming.  First I'm going to make a few pairs of bike shorts to wear under skirts and prevent thigh rubbing (TMI, I know).

That's the only project that I have firmly in mind, but I'm thinking mainly of lingerie applications, camisoles, lining a sports bra,  nighties, and panties.  I have used cool max as sports bra liner and I liked it pretty well.  I made some lingerie back in the summer but I think it's time to do another batch and I hope this fabric will get me re-motivated.  I also need to make some activewear, so it will help on that front too.

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Date: 10/16/03 5:57 PM

Quote (Mbarkle @ Oct. 16 2003,07:30)
First I'm going to make a few pairs of bike shorts to wear under skirts and prevent thigh rubbing (TMI, I know).

Me, too.  :D   I prefer to call them chafe prevention.   :biggrin:   I bought some at Lane Bryant, and they work pretty good.  I'd like the legs to be longer and the crotch depth to be shorter, so they aren't rolling at both ends.  I wonder if anyone else always has to shorten the crotch and lengthen the legs on stuff?

I'm also thinking of making a camisole with a shelf bra.  I only recently tried a rtw version of this because I figured they weren't structurally sound for the gigantic ones, but they worked really well.

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Date: 10/16/03 6:31 PM

Does anyone have any plans/ideas for exterior garments like tops? I was primarily thinking of lingerie myself, and maybe some sleepwear, but Georgene pointed out the Spring Gucci collection uses a similar fabric, and I'm kind of inspired to try something different as well. I don't have mine yet, though, so I don't know how it would fare as a top on its own. Can't wait to get my hands on it (we need a greedy-faced smilie!;)

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Date: 10/16/03 10:47 PM

I am planning to make my own "Cuddleduds" ( a brand of very lightweight type of long underwear). I am going to copy my v-neck top and try to find a legging pattern.  I wear wool sweaters for many months of the year and this fabric will be perfect for making garments to wear underneath them.  Also plan to make the same for my daughters for Christmas.  

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Date: 10/18/03 0:37 AM

Lingerie,

I have PMB  & Curves, once I master the patterns, I plan on making all different types of lingerie, plus using the power dry to underline EOS fabrics. I need more and I need some in black.

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Date: 10/18/03 3:17 PM

I just washed and dried my power dry, and after taking it out of the dryer noticed that there are areas along the selvedges where it is almost a florescent green/yellow, including an area that is 10x10 inches. I didn't inspect it before washing it, so I don't know if this was there before. I washed it on cold in my front loader, and dried it on regular. Has anyone else had any problems? Did I do something wrong, or just not notice this before I washed it?
Thanks, Erin

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Date: 10/18/03 5:24 PM

Jennifer,
Glad to know I'm not the only one.   :winkgrin: You know, I bought some granny underwear from the Vermont Country Store catalog for this purpose and like you said, too long through the crotch and too short on the legs.  It would be so easy to make some and put elastic on the legs to hold them in place.  

Oh yeah, another use is to line some tshirts.  I have some stretch lace that's too sheer on it's own and needs to be lined.  Also some of the buttermilk/onionskin prints are pretty sheer.  

Can't wait to get started.

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Date: 10/19/03 9:49 PM

I haven't washed mine yet - I'll post results when I do. I am curious if anyone has found matching findings - like lingerie elastic for this great stuff.

Many thanks to Mary for arranging it!

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Date: 10/20/03 10:07 AM

never mind on my green blotchy power dry, turns out dh spilled bleach and didn't mention it. I don't even keep bleach near the washer, and he is not allowed to do laundry, so I don't even want to know how this happened...

--Erin

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