Re: [F-Costume] Building Shapewear?
- On Jun 10, 2013, at 1:24 AM, Cat Devereaux wrote:
> The big problem w/ shapeware is that those fabrics are often customI read something earlier this year about swimwear knitting machines —
> woven to order by the companies that sell them.
one section can be knit tighter to compress, and another area not as
tight. That way they can compress the hips and bust to make the
swimmer ore of a tube shape. This is for competition, where the
smoother lines would be needed.
Sport bras are knit in one piece, too, knit to shape. It's amazing
what the knitting machines can do these days!
Anyway, I could see where the same thing would be useful in
shapewear. The knit could be looser at the edges, done gradually so
you don't get the line as with panty elastic.
I could see trying to make something from Spandex, changing how tight
or loose it is in various areas to control shape. It would be an
interesting experiment, but of course as Cat pointed out, you would