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What kind of flesh colored sheer fabric do I need?
For Olivia the pig's red strapless gown
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Date: 4/26/13 5:40 PM

My GD loves Olivia the piglet's red formal dress and begs me to make it for her.



I am thinking I could use the bodice of McCall's 6685


with the gown of McCall's 2536 if I knew the kind of fabric needed to make the dress look strapless like Olivia's.

Anyone know what I need and where to buy it? Don't they use this stuff on skater's outfits and such. Or maybe that's for knit outfits and I need something else?

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Date: 4/26/13 5:42 PM

I think you might want something called "power mesh".

EOS: Power mesh

as product, perhaps the cream color
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Date: 4/26/13 6:20 PM

I use glistenette, in a nude color, it's a sheer lycra used in skating/dancewear. And I use clear elastic for the armholes and neck and apply it like for swimwear/leotards.
Powermesh can work too, but it's not as sheer, I've also used nude swimsuit lining in a pinch.

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Date: 4/26/13 8:02 PM

Fabric Depot, a mail order company located in Texas, has tons of skating and dance costume fabrics. The owner is extremely helpful and knows her stock very well. I would give her a call and explain what you want to do.

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Date: 4/26/13 8:51 PM

Sheer illusion is what I have always heard it called.

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Date: 4/27/13 0:52 AM

Sheer illusion or illusion mesh -- comes in shades of nude.

You can also get glissenette which is a finer mesh and usually has a shimmer or sheen to it -- also comes in shades of nude.

I find power mesh/power net to be too heavy for areas where you are going for the nude look.

I get mine from Spandex World, Spandex House or Suzie Spandex -- Suzie Spandex has the most limited selection. All will send out samples.

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Date: 4/27/13 8:26 AM

Piglet is a girl??? When did this happen?? :)

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In reply to rtrittel <<


Date: 4/27/13 8:33 AM

To rtrittel,

Piglet from Winnie-the-Pooh is not the same as Olivia the Piglet to whom the OP is referring. I think Ian Falconer is the author of this one (A A Milne did the Wnnie-the-Pooh classic).

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Date: 4/27/13 9:51 AM

Eleanor, thank you for the clarification. I was afraid I was going to have to dig out my old Winnie the Pooh books and re-read to see what I had missed!

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Date: 4/27/13 1:21 PM

I would use glistenette, and not finish the edges at the armholes if it was to be carefully worn, that gives the best "skin" look. Like you see here
http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Tessa+Virtue/2011+World+Figure+Skating+Championships+Day/tou1VLeNxvR
If it needs some substance, I'd use stretch mesh, still see through but quite strong.



Glistenette, buy the matte type
http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/browse/28

Stretch mesh.
http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/826

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