Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Fabrics and more... > Wicking Fabric for Pajamas: ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Wicking Fabric for Pajamas:
Keeping cool at night
Karenann
Karenann
Intermediate
MN USA
Member since 2/8/03
Posts: 3
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/28/11 4:14 PM


I just read an article about those pesky hot flashes/night sweats and it said the worst thing to wear at night would be 100% cotton. And that wicking pajamas would keep me cool and dry at night. So I checked out "wicking pjs" online and find a few places that sell them for $50-$60 (and up)

Does anyone know of a source for wicking fabric for pjs? It seems like the athletic type wicking fabrics would be too heavy. Has anyone tried this for nightwear? Or would any polyester fabric work?

Elona
star
Elona  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 8118
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Karenann


Date: 12/28/11 5:55 PM

I have made lightweight pajamas and tees of Malden Mills' Powerdry, using their 'Mesh', Popcorn Knit Bi-Color, and the 'silkweight' (which is incredibly light, and feels like the finest cotton jersey).

These are all nice fabrics. I have bought them from The Rain Shed.

If you order their Wicking Swatch Set for a dollar, your fingers will help you make your decision about weight, texture, and so on.

SheBear0320
star
SheBear0320  Friend of PR
Advanced
MB CANADA
Member since 4/8/08
Posts: 3528
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/28/11 6:00 PM

Wicking fabrics come in all weights -- there are some light weight ones used in athletic apparel as well as the heavier ones you are probably familiar with.

Take a look at Peak Fabrics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Great customer service and great selection of fabrics. She will send out samples (there might be a small charge for the samples).

I use all weights of wicking fabrics in my production of athletic performance apparel.

I have also used some lightweight wicking fabrics for PJ tops (aka camis) and they are great for when the internal furnace cuts in. I just need to find the time to make myself some PJ pants out of the same fabric.

HTH

------
Sheila
"sewing very slowly to fill an empty closet"

2014 Stash Busting Sew-Along:
23.375 yards sewn (as of 04/13/14)
20.125 yards purchased (as of 04/13/14)

sewbehind
star
sewbehind
Beginner
ON CANADA
Member since 6/30/05
Posts: 821
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/28/11 6:25 PM

I bought some at Fabric.com, although there was differences in quality, even in some with the same names, in different colours. Some were beautiful, others not so much.
Oh, Wazoodle used to have lots of ProCool fabrics. Some people have had problems ordering from them, but I never have had.
Helen
-- Edited on 12/28/11 6:26 PM --

Coconuts
star
Coconuts  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MI USA
Member since 12/2/09
Posts: 1268
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/28/11 7:26 PM

Rockywoods.com carries UnderArmor Heatgear fabric.

Silknmore
star
Silknmore  Friend of PR
Advanced
WI USA
Member since 9/30/06
Posts: 277
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/28/11 7:32 PM

One more "thumbs up" here. When I was in the deep of menopause I only wore Coolmax nightgowns and they were wonderful.

Regarding polyester, unless it's made as a wicking fabric, I'd stay away from it.

Good luck.

Annette

------
Silknmore
http://fabricateandmira.wordpress.com/

a7yrstitch
star
a7yrstitch  Friend of PR
Intermediate
TX USA
Member since 4/1/08
Posts: 5533
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Karenann


Date: 12/28/11 8:39 PM

.....




-- Edited on 12/29/11 1:15 AM --

------
I have no idea what Apple thought I was saying so be a Peach and credit anything bizarre to auto correct.

tourist
star
tourist  Friend of PR
Intermediate
BC CANADA
Member since 7/23/07
Posts: 6095
online now
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/28/11 9:09 PM

It is hard to beat silk for comfort. I don't get full sweats, just too hot now and then, so I get away with regular cotton/poly jersey type nightgowns for now. PJ's will be warmer no matter what they are made of, I guess.

------
http://bgballroom.wordpress.com to follow the progress on my next ballgown.

Julia C
star
Julia C  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
NV USA
Member since 7/1/07
Posts: 1088
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/28/11 9:26 PM

I bought a fabric labeled "soft knit" at my local mill end fabrics. It has a square mesh pattern on the back. It is worth it's weight in gold! During perimenopause I had to give up my cotton. Anytime I even think about trying to go back to cotton or flannel I feel clammy within 1-2 hours.

Karenann
Karenann
Intermediate
MN USA
Member since 2/8/03
Posts: 3
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/29/11 11:06 AM

Thank you all so much! I was stumped about this but thanks to your replies I have a lot of options now,and I will check them all out.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fabrics and more... >> Wicking Fabric for Pajamas:

Merchants on PR
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Clone Your Favorite Garment
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $49.00)
Clone Your Favorite Garment

Online Sewing Classes
Blueprints to Blue Jeans
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Blueprints to Blue Jeans

Vogue Patterns 1020
photo
Review by Erica B. on 9/1/08
Read Review

Shapes High Five Jacket Pattern
Shapes High Five Jacket Pattern

Details
Price: $16.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Victory Lola Paper Pattern
Victory Lola Paper Pattern

Details
Price: $19.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Oliver + S Sandbox Pants + Starfish Stencil Digital Pattern( Size 4-8 )
Oliver + S Sandbox Pants + Starfish Stencil Digital Pattern( Size 4-8 )

Details
Price: $13.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Oliver + S Ice Cream Dress Digital Pattern (6M-4)
Oliver + S Ice Cream Dress Digital Pattern (6M-4)

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

New Look 6822
photo
Review by sunnysewin... on 4/9/13
Read Review

Handcrafted PatternReview Mug
Handcrafted PatternReview Mug

Details
Price: $29.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Butterick 5864 Pattern ( Size )
Butterick 5864 Pattern ( Size  )

Details
Price: $18.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN