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Date: 7/4/13 11:08 AM

So here I am again with a question about a pattern. I am making Butterick 5893 next week sometime. I scoured my local Joann store and found one possible fabric option as I am not very comfortable buying fabric online its Fashion Suiting. (I found it in store then online so I could show you.) Its a soft slightly stretchy fabric. And the store associate suggested to for this particular pattern as they don't have what is on the envelope. Do you think this is a good fabric or should I face my fear of online fabric and get what the packet says? Any suggestions help.....

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Date: 7/4/13 12:26 PM

I never even read the fabric suggestion on the envelope. There's lots of fabrics that can work that isn't listed. You need to look for a fabric that is lightweight with a little bit of body. Anything too heavy and the pant legs won't hold it's wide leg shape. Same thing with something too drapery. The best thing to do is pull some yardage off bolt, drape it down your leg and scrunch it around the waist to mimic what a finished pant would look like in that fabric. That's the difficulty buying online, you can't feel it's weight and drape.

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Date: 7/4/13 12:28 PM

I think you'll be fine with that fabric. You'll want something that's soft enough to drape nicely. The pattern photos with the models don't make it look like what she's wearing drapes a great deal, but the line drawings do.

I would, after making up the garment, let it hang for awhile before hemming to let whatever stretch it has in it settle down.

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Date: 7/5/13 0:41 AM

Hmmm...you didn't like the help you received on your other thread same question?! LOL

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Date: 7/5/13 2:25 AM

I don't think a suiting equals challis or georgette
If you go to the Fabric Mart website, you can search by the fabric types suggested. They have all of them.
-- Edited on 7/5/13 2:32 AM --

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Date: 7/5/13 11:36 AM

That fabric is way too stiff for those type of pants. Those pants should be made with a flowy, drapey fabric. These pants are part of the style trend called "pajama dressing". The idea is to make a pair of flowy pants that look like pajama bottoms, that can be worn out of the house.

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