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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?

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Date: 8/27/12 9:00 AM

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.

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Date: 8/27/12 10:58 AM

I like the zipper idea in a slip.

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Date: 8/27/12 1:11 PM

I have underlined knit skirts with a slippery knit, like glissenette. You then keep the ease of wear and construction of th eknit without that "velcro" effect.

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Date: 8/27/12 2:35 PM

I've been lining knit skirts and dresses with swimsuit lining. I cut each piece in fabric and lining, baste them together and sew them as one. I love the way they feel and the extra coverage.

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Date: 8/27/12 2:54 PM

I agree with lauraborealis - swimsuit lining keeps the creep away!

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Date: 9/17/12 10:50 PM

What exactly constitutes swimsuit lining?

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Date: 9/17/12 11:16 PM

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!

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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.)

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Date: 9/18/12 11:57 AM

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.
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