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What kind of fabric for a dress lining?
Bought a beautiful unlined white dress for my daughter.
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Date: 6/6/12 2:26 AM

http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=79493&vid=1&pid=146388&scid=146388002

I bought this dress, but I'd like to line it to make it more opaque. What kind of material, and how much material (I don't want it to look bulky, so I guess I'm asking what shape I should make the lining), and how should I attach it?

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Date: 6/6/12 10:03 AM

Pretty dress! Are you panning to deconstruct the dress, and take off the skirt portion to line it? How about making a half slip out of tricot and avoiding all the ripping out?

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Date: 6/6/12 10:26 AM

I vote for a slip. a cotton one would work for this one too. probably the easierst slip to make is one with an overlap..

1- measure an overlapped tube that will fit over the hips with ease
2 cut away a curve on the front overlapped corner
3- trim along that entire edge with pretty lace
4- serge or sew the top of the slip so it is the correct waist/hip size
5- add elastic to the top edge.

Nancy's Notions sells a slip kit if you are fearful or you might be able to find directions for such a slip if you google for it. One of my favorite slips is a white one made out of bridal satin and trimmed with turquoise lace.

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Date: 6/6/12 11:36 AM

I vote slip too. Then you can wear it with more than one dress!
Also, I'd be concerned about lining the smocked top. Wouldn't you need it to stretch or be smocked as well to preserve the stretch of the smocking?

I guess if you wanted to make it more opaque throughout you could make a loose (give some ease to preserve the ability of smocking to expand), nonclingy, lightweight (so it wouldn't add bulk) tube, sew a side seam, put in a hem and a small hem at the top and then stitch iit to the dress at the uppermost portion of the top. It looks like you could stitch in teh ditch at the ruffle above the sequin tube.

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Date: 6/6/12 2:06 PM

Thanks for all the replies!

A slip does sound like the easiest thing to do. I think I will go with that. so that I won't have to worry about sewing it to the dress and changing the shape.

I don't actually have the dress in hand yet as I ordered it online. But, I wonder do you think the waist of the slip would show if I did not sew it to dress as a lining? Or is the tricot so lightweight that it would not?

I'm looking at this fabric for the slip:
http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=9625236a-4383-4440-ba41-35e270081997

Is it better to use a beige or white fabric for the slip? Do I make the slip as long as the dress?

Sarah in NYC:
Is the purpose of the overlap to allow for movement without adding bulk? How much overlap should there be? I'm envisioning a the front of the slip entirely overlapped so that the front is essentially two layers. I love the idea of lace along the curved edge! I looked for the slip kit at Nancy's Notions but didn't see it. However, this sound pretty easy to do, I just want to make sure I understand how it is supposed to look.

Thanks again!


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Date: 6/6/12 4:39 PM

I think that the overlap does allow for ease of movement while making the slip really easy to construct and cute to boot. As for how much to overlap?? I was going to give an actual number of incehs...but I don't think it matters a whole lot. My 1920's sewing books talk a whole lot about makeing shadow feww slips with two layers in the back portion of the slip. I have done an overalap as small as 5 or 6 inches.

It's your slip...do what makes the most sense for you.

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Date: 6/6/12 4:48 PM

Quote: edster

Is it better to use a beige or white fabric for the slip?

Threads actually had an article on this once, about how "flesh-tone" linings work much better on sheer/semi-sheer fabrics than ones that match the fashion fabric (the sample project was a pair of lightweight yellow linen pants, and with the beige tricot, the seam allowances absolutely disappeared, but with a pale yellow lining fabric, you could see everything. Magical!). Based on my own experience (wearing beige vs white camis--or bras!--under white blouses, etc) I have to agree with them. Go with the beige unless you want the white slip to be visible as a design element.

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Date: 6/6/12 7:26 PM

Sarah:
Thanks! I checked out your blog - I grew up in Brooklyn and still go back almost every year. NYC is is so awesome

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Date: 6/6/12 7:28 PM

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Go with the beige unless you want the white slip to be visible as a design element.

Beige it is, then. I definitely am not ready to make a design element of any kind!

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