Michigan USA Member since 10/1/06 Posts: 4163 Skill: Intermediate Body Type:
Date: 8/27/12 8:52 AM
To this point, my knit experience has been with tops. I want to make Pamelas Pencil Skirt to boost my work wardrobe. Winter is coming so I want to plan for the time I will wear opaque tights with this. My concern is that the 2 fabrics will be "grabby" and I will be constantly pulling and adjusting to stop the skirt from that dreaded creep up and crotch show (see Ven's white skirt from Project Runway ep 5).
So, what can I use to underline or line this skirt to keep it smooth and get it to ignore stockings and hang beautifully?
I bought some heavy stretch silk satin from Fabric Mart last summer and made a couple of half slips out of it. I used elastic for the waistband but added a zipper so I would have minimal bulk at the waist. Nylon tricot is often recommended for slips but it never seems to work well for me - it just isn't heavy enough to hang correctly and ends up bunch up as I walk.
You could also buy some silk knit and make a lining or slip from that. FFC has some beige silk knit for a very reasonable $16/yard right now.
I vote for a slip. The silk would be nice but at $16 a yard that would be pricey for me. Some of the lining materials would be nice-JoAnn's has Ambiance which is a rayon. They also had some lining fabric that is supposed to be anti-cling. Slips would be super easy.
Please do a review of that skirt!
Victoria Australia Member since 7/30/02 Posts: 2858 Skill: Intermediate Body Type:
Date: 9/18/12 4:57 AM
The zip idea is interesting - I have never thought about that. Do you think you could you just leave a slit & add a hook & eye, or stretch the elastic over the hips if that works for your shape? (My sewing time is incredibly limited at the moment, and I want to cut corners wherever I can.)
The swimsuit lining I've purchased has come from JoAnn or Hancock Fabrics and are labeled as such. It is a stretchy knit that is not as 'dense' as a regular knit. In other words, you wouldn't use it to make a garment due to the see-through factor. -- Edited on 9/18/12 11:57 AM --
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