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From: MidnightRain
Date: 03-11-2006, 07:03 PM (1 of 5)
Hello and thanks for any help you can give me with this.
I'm making my own wedding dress, and my wedding isnt until Oct. 2008 so I have plenty of time if I mess up. :bg: Anyway, I'm using this pattern ( and making the corset and chemise from it. I was just wondering what types of fabric would be nice for the chemise.

User: MidnightRain
Member since: 12-26-2004
Total posts: 14
From: Sew-Enchanting
Date: 03-12-2006, 12:00 PM (2 of 5)
Depending on what your dress is (that you'll wear over it, I mean), I think cotton lawn would work great - if you can find it. It's very lightweight and comfortable. I haven't found a good supplier, though.

If not, maybe a very, very lightweight soft hand broadcloth? (wince as I say this, I hesitate will probably be too stiff to be comfortable, even after washing). Bleached muslin if you can find some nice soft stuff?
User: Sew-Enchanting
Member since: 12-28-2005
Total posts: 53
From: Magot
Date: 03-12-2006, 03:18 PM (3 of 5)
I would have gone with a soft cotton too - you are going to need to breath here and at least it wicks well.
love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: Chrysantha
Date: 03-12-2006, 11:20 PM (4 of 5)
me three...cotton...the THINEST you can find...
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: MidnightRain
Date: 03-12-2006, 11:47 PM (5 of 5)
Thank you so much for the suggestions :bg:
User: MidnightRain
Member since: 12-26-2004
Total posts: 14
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