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I made this wonderful dress out of a silk/rayon material. Its really thin & for some reason just clings to my body (it’s intended to be a bit loose fitting). I tried a slip underneath, but you can see every detail of the slip through the dress.
Any thoughts on what I should do to make this wearable?
Is there a way to line a dress once it’s completed? I probably don’t have enough leftover fabric to line it & am also concerned it will take away from its more light-weight look/feel.


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    Feb 4, 2012, 09.49 AMby sewingfan1

    what if you made or bought another dress/slip from similar material, or from a plain silk fabric that you can wear underneath as part of the design (ie as though you intended to be able to see them through the outer fabric). Maybe if the slip was longer than the hem of the dress it would add to that effect.

    If you made it as a separate item, rather than lining the dress, you could make a couple of them in different colours so you can change the colour of the undergarment according to mood or to match shoes whatever and they would be interchangeable with other garments too.

    Hope that’s making sense.

    Re lining the dress, if you unpicked the facings you can attach the lining to that and then reattach it to the dress (if it has facings).

  • Patti_12-28-2011_large

    Feb 4, 2012, 03.48 PMby patti-r

    Agree with sewingfan1 solutions, maybe look for an anti-static fabric for slip or lining. The fabric almost sounds like a voile or opaque needs correct slip or lining in bodice and skirt areas, sleeves if it has them often left unlined.

    Check out this has a chart on page 3:


    Check these vogue patterns comes with a slip just for visuals:



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    Feb 4, 2012, 06.03 PMby maha1965

    There is a simple trick I tried it before and it really worked .Put some talc powder Like Johnson & Johnson baby powder on the wrong side of your fabric and see the result it will separate it from your skin. Good luck

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    Feb 5, 2012, 04.24 PMby corarae

    Thanks everyone for some great suggestions. I will try all of them! Off to the fabric store to hunt down some complimentary material. The dress has a descent sized front/side slit so maybe Sewingfan1 has the right idea with something that can show.

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    Feb 5, 2012, 04.43 PMby JJStevens

    Hi, Corarae. Don’t know if this will work for your dress or not. If you take a dryer sheet (ex: Bounce) and lightly rub it along the inside of the dress (or slacks or whatever), the coating on it will attach itself to the dress and that really helps eliminate static cling. It sounds like your dress might be a construction issue, but this may work for other things. Best of luck!

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