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Date: 3/27/12 7:54 AM

I need you help please. My favorite pair of summer pants is a Talbots non-stretch poplin which of course, they no longer offer. They are size 12 WP, cuffed and weigh 10 oz on my kitchen scale. I have searched the internet for a similar fabric until I'm cross-eyed.

Robert Kauffman makes a PFD in 4 0z per yard and a Kauffman has a Hampton Twill that is 5.6 oz/sq. yd. I have no idea if either is the same weight as what I am wearing. The fabric in the pants I have could conceivably be used in a shirt but it would be a bit heavy for my taste. I don't want batik weight poplin- too thin- would show my cellulite I think.


If I get the lighter weight PFD, I would have to get the dying supplies to make several different colors. Before I make such an investment of money & time, I'd like to get some feedback. Does either sound like the right weight to you?

Many thanks,

Maggie/Jax

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Date: 3/27/12 8:22 AM

Is there a fabric store close by? The best way is to touch and feel. I like bottom weight twills and poplins for my slacks and capris. Also light weigh denim is nice for a summer look. If you find a fabric on line, will the supplier send you a sample piece? I'm not familiar with PFD and ounces. I just touch/feel and imagine it in that particular garment.

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Date: 3/28/12 0:43 AM

Hi,

There are only 2 fabric stores- Joanns and a Bridal/Quilt shop/Bernina dealer. Neither has what I am looking for. I was hoping someone would have an idea of what weight is good. I don't want something as heavy as chinos but heavier than sheets.

Thanks for responding,

Maggie

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Date: 3/28/12 8:57 AM

I just had a wild thought...do you have a men's clothing shop in the area? One that also tailors? I remember seeing a print on a tie once and remarked that I would like to have the material to make a vest for myself. The sales person said they could order me the material. I was thrilled, until I found out it was Nichole Miller and $95.00 a yard That aside, perhaps they have(mens) pants made in the material you are looking for and might be able to order in the material for you.

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Date: 6/21/12 4:09 PM

OK, I just found this thread because I got this beautiful cotton poplin from Michaelsfabrics.com and was trying to figure out what to make with it. It was my first order from the store, and I think much of it is men's wear fabrics. It doesn't specify the weight, but it's definitely bottom weight.... and gorgeous. And it's on sale for 75% off... so it was like $4/yard if I remember right.

Here's the link... you'll have to look further to see what colors are left.
Poplin

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