I first heard of milliskin when I bought the Watson Bra pattern and saw it on the recommended fabric list. I hadn't seen it before and wasn't sure where to get it, so I use other fabrics. Eventually I ordered some from Spandex World, and I'm so glad I did! Out of all the fabrics I have used for my Iris Bralette, I think this one is the nicest to wear.
Milliskin is a medium weight, 80/20 nylon/spandex blend fabric. Available in a wide range of solid colors, and matte or shiny finishes.
Both versions shown above, in the Iris Bralette, have 50% crosswise stretch and 30% lengthwise stretch.
Thanks to the high amount of spandex (20%) this fabric has excellent recovery, so while it has a high amount of stretch it snaps back to it's original size and provides a good amount of support. The surface is very smooth, and it wears well under clothing. I found it comfortable to wear, even it hot and humid weather.
It seemed like this fabric shifted around both during cutting and sewing. Also, it seemed to pucker a lot which I think was due to it being a very dense knit. I probably should have changed to a different needle, but I stuck it out with my usual ball point .90/14. A walking foot would have probably been a good idea too.
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