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Message Board > Fabrics and more... > looking for the absolute thinnest jersey or knits ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

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Date: 11/1/12 10:15 PM

like the topic says, I'm looking for the lightest weight, gauziest tissue knit i can find. being sheer and delicate is no problem. this is pretty promising but i'd like to see what other options i may have

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Date: 11/1/12 10:19 PM

Yeah, that's pretty much it. I'm an hour and a half from Mood in LA and can say there's a LOT more in the store--bearing the same general adjectives such as "sheer," "featherweight", and so on--than appears on the website. You actually have to put your hands on them, because there is so much more, in so many different fabrics and blends, than you can even believe.

Describe what you're looking for, and ask for swatches of anything you're interested in. You will not regret it.

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Date: 11/2/12 5:31 AM

How about this one I have it in three shades and it is the thinnest the most relaxed cotton knit ever :))
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Date: 11/2/12 8:16 AM

I found the lightest rayon jersey from ebay and not for $14.00/yd!! http://myworld.ebay.com/highendfabrics&ssPageName=STRK:MEFSX:SELLERID&_trksid=p3984.m1543.l2533

I bought 2 bolts of the tissue jersey from them to use for layering and lining and I am almost out!! I would send them a message to see what they have...good luck.

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Date: 11/2/12 10:34 AM

How about mesh knits - they are pretty sheer and light. Mesh Knit

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Date: 11/2/12 11:35 AM

I think those are often called "tissue" weight or "burnout". I know Fabric.com is like the Wal-Mart of the online fabric world, but they do stock some.

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Date: 11/2/12 10:28 PM

I found it! Just purchased and received the thinnest linen blend jersey knit from Fabricmart.com. Actually came on here to determine what the heck to use it for as it is almost see-through. Beautiful slubs in chili red, I love the color, but it looks like it should be doubled. Fabricmart has some other colors which are probably as sheer.

What are you going to use it for?

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Date: 11/2/12 11:07 PM

Watch that linen knit. I got that one from fabricmart a year or two ago, and it had been biased during construction, which showed up as a horrible twist after I washed and dried it before cutting. This fault cannot be corrected by any 'grain-straightening' process at home.

They did allow me to return it, but it was not a friendly transaction. It is quite possible, of course, that yours is from a different production lot, and you won't have the same difficulty I did.

Interestingly, I have a number of other linen jerseys from Mood in LA, and none of them showed any biasing after being washed and dried.

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Date: 11/2/12 11:39 PM

Side note, apologies to original poster: Thank you for the warning. I am thinking of returning it. It's much thinner than I expected. I was going to make a top or nightgown out of it, but everything will show.
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Date: 11/3/12 0:16 AM

Oddly, the sheerness wasn't a problem for me. I have several loose tops of this sheer linen knit, and they look great worn over another lightweight tee or cami. The fabric is wonderfully, strangely cool in hot weather, too.

Obviously, though, you can't wear a single layer of this type out of doors without attracting a fair amount of attention.

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