Glissenette is a sheer nylon/spandex fabric usually used in skating costumes. This is another unconventional fabric for bra-making that I wanted to experiment with. Glissenette is very lightweight, available in a wide range of colors, and both shiny and matte finishes. This fabric is different from the others that I typically work with in that is has much more lengthwise stretch than crosswise stretch.
Beige fabric shown above has a shiny, shimmery finish. It is 90/10 nylon/spandex and has 60% lengthwise stretch, and 10% crosswise stretch.
Pink fabrics shown above has a matte finish. It is 90/10 nylon/spandex and has 70% lengthwise stretch and 20% crosswise stretch.
if you are looking for a sheer fabric with a smoother surface than lace or stretch mesh, this is it! While it is lightweight, the relatively high amount of spandex (10%) gives bralettes in this fabric medium support.
I found this fabric to snag easily. Be sure to use very sharp scissors and a new rotary blade when cutting your pattern pieces. Thin sharp pins are also a must.
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