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Date: 12/9/12 6:57 PM
Not sure if this is the right forum for this post but maybe someone can help.
In the weekend, I picked up a 1 metre remnant of a lovely embroidered silk woven. It's about the same weight as silk-cottons often are -medium to light weight but not sheer. By coincidence at the same time, I had chosen a viscose-lycra knit in almost the same shade of green. It is a medium weight viscose lycra.
I'm wondering if there's any way I could use the silk for a dress bodice (empire line-ish) and have a viscose lycra skirt. I'd prefer the interesting fabric on the top as I'm pear shaped.
My main concerns are : the weight of the skirt (it's not that heavy but still). Could I use a strong lining in the bodice to help with it?
- I haven't seen this done anywhere. Lots of knit bodices with woven skirts but not tother way about. I'm thinking there's probably a good reason for this?
I don't think I have enough fabric to make a separate top and skirt but I'll have a try if a dress can't be done.
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