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« on: July 11, 2008 03:41:49 PM »

Honestly, I just can't find slick, slip like material in my area.

Any sites you know of?

What if I wanted to make one out of cotton instead? What weight?

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008 03:48:52 PM »

What about lining fabric?  Cotton interlock with a bit of stretch would be nice too.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008 05:00:31 PM »

Those are good ideas. Sadly, the lining fabric I am finding is too stiff. The interlock fabric I have is wonderful! But it is dark blue.

I am going on a trip soon and hope to find something in a larger city.
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008 07:27:51 PM »

I've had nice slips in the past that were a thin cotton...like a batiste, that were a dream.  And the sort of lining material you want (to go that route) is the acetate that looks like costume satin, very slippery, if that's what you need.  Worse comes to worse, perhaps check out local thrift shops for old-fashioned, nylon nightgowns you could recon.  Good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008 09:52:53 PM »

I've considered batise but thought it might be too thin? But if you liked the results, I will look again.

I really like the idea of old nightgowns being reused. That is the type of fabric I hope to find.
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2008 02:41:02 PM »

Unless you do something to weight the hem (lace?) I'm afraid the cotton interlock might creep.

Polyester blouse weight fabrics would work. Use french seams so they don't ravel. The problem is getting a good neutral color.

And I have the same problem. No place with nylon or polyester tricot, or decent lining fabrics!
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2008 06:19:28 PM »

Unless you do something to weight the hem (lace?) I'm afraid the cotton interlock might creep.

I was wondering about that my self.

Polyester blouse weight fabrics would work. Use french seams so they don't ravel. The problem is getting a good neutral color.

And I have the same problem. No place with nylon or polyester tricot, or decent lining fabrics!

Good idea on the French seams since I don't have a serger and I don't like my edge roller on my sewing machine.
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2008 07:25:31 PM »

A lot of lingerie (including slips) are made of tricot - it's a thin, polyester material that has some stretch.  It's pretty easy to work with and since it's a knit, you won't need to finish the edges. 

If you can't find it locally, you might want to look on the internet.  Some place like SewSassy and Lucy's Fabrics should have what you're looking for.
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2008 07:37:38 AM »

I think SewSassy might have what I am looking for. Thanks! Smiley
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