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Elphelba
« on: September 26, 2007 03:49:40 PM »

I want to try making my own bras and matching panties/camis. Are there any fabrics any of you have like to work with for these items? Are there any places that you would reccommend looking for fabric? The biggest think I'm having trouble finding is stretch lace. I like things that have a pretty high cotton content (yeast infection is not sexy).

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2007 11:10:15 AM »

Why not try this Canadian web site:http://www.bramakerssupply.com. It's a good site with lots of choice. And Kwicksew lots of cool pattern for lingerie and they fit well.
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stacysews
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007 12:17:07 PM »

A lot of lingerie is made from tricot material - it's usually comes in solid and not so many prints.  Powermesh is also another option for lingerie, especially the side straps of bras if you're needing extra support.  Glamor glow is another type of lingerie fabric that I've used - it's typically a stretch nylon, a bit thicker weight than tricot, and comes in an assortment of prints.  Another option is cotton (or cotton\lycra blends), you'll also have quite a bit of options as far as prints and solids as well.

I'm very fortunate to have a local shop that specializes in nothing but stretch and lingerie fabrics (I've purchased almost all my stretch laces through them too).  They don't have an internet site, but do a lot of business over the phone (they also do lots of classes and workshops in town and out of state too).  If you're interested, PM me and I'll send you their number, etc.

I also know that SewSassy.com and Lucy's Fabric's also has quite a bit of supplies (and patterns, if you're interested) as well.  I've also found some online at ebay, but of course, the selection is pretty hit and miss!
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OhSweetNuthin
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007 01:39:01 PM »

I don't know that much about this, but I remember a staff member at my local fabric store recommended batiste for undergarments. The stuff she showed me had a lot of cotton content, but I see it possibly being a problem trying to get it to form snugly to the curves of the body.
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