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Subject: Lining stretchy fabric


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Date Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 11:16:37am

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With you lovely ladies help, I made a cute little dress about two years ago. The bodice was a stretch velvet that I simply fused to a cotton lining to make it workable since I didn't need the stretch.
Now I am in making one for little sister, and I have a novice question.
I found a really fun stretchy dancewear/swimwear Lycra glittery fabric that I want to use it for part of the bodice and the skirt. I want the fabric to have some body to it to give it a better shape and durability, But I'm not sure my fuse to Cotton will do the trick on this one. Do I fuse the pieces to a stretchy cotton jersey?
Will do fusible web give if the pieces stretch too much?

Thank you for any insight on how to use stretchy fabrics.

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For the bodice, I would fuse the Lycra to whatever gives it a similar weight & hand as the other fabrics you are using. Cool Fuse is a low temperature product safe on most fabrics. Misty Fuse does not add any additional weight or stiffness when used. But I don't think it stretches. Depending on the type of skirt you are making, you may not want stretch there either. (NT)LynnToledoThursday, March 28, 11:39:51am


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