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Fabric suggestion for trousers

snoozi soozi

Fabric suggestion for trousers
« on: September 05, 2019, 10:50:17 AM »
I want to make up my fave TnT trousers in a black drapey fabric.

The pattern is Sew Me Something Portia which I've made in various linen/cotton mix, lightweight cotton, heavy cotton and I'd like to try something like a viscose mix for a 'softer' look, if you get what I mean  :S

I think polyester would be tricky to work with and probably wouldn't hang right. What do you suggest?

Thanks  :)
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Greybird

Re: Fabric suggestion for trousers
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2019, 11:09:48 AM »
Polyester crepe might be nice and would hang well.

Sara-S

Re: Fabric suggestion for trousers
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2019, 20:50:04 PM »
I was also thinking of some sort of crepe. I like it for trousers.
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snoozi soozi

Re: Fabric suggestion for trousers
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 12:01:39 PM »
Thanks @Sara-S @Greybird these trousers have a zip fly and front pockets, do you think crepe will be stable enough to hold up to this?

There's one fabric shop in the next-ish town that I need to visit to see crepe and get a feel of it, I know I've never used it before  :S
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Greybird

Re: Fabric suggestion for trousers
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 12:20:05 PM »
I don't see why not, as long as it's a good weight of crepe. I have a couple of pairs and mine both have an invisible zip at the back, but as long as you reinforce the zip area with fusible interfacing it should be OK.