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Date: 11/29/13 10:24 AM

I finally found some blackwatch worsted wool plaid that I had planned to make a pair of pants. It was discussed here. I would say that is is medium weight fabric and it is GORGEOUS!! I have perfected a pants pattern and I know that it will work for making a pair, but the more I stare at it, I keep thinking what a gorgeous blazer it would make. I had originally intended to use it to make a knock off of these pants but now I am thinking of using it instead to make a knockoff of this J Crew blazer. Oooohhhhh what to do, what to do?!? What would you do? I have tons of pants, but I also have lots of blazers to. I searched long and hard for this fabric at a reasonable price, and it is perfect. I am almost afraid to cut into it for fear it might bleed
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Date: 11/29/13 10:34 AM

I guess it depends which would be best accented by the plaid, your boobs or your butt?

In all serious, drape the fabric on your body to see which area you like better in plaid.

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Date: 11/30/13 9:02 AM

My vote is solid yes for the blazer. I just think that Blackwatch Plaid is made for a jacket. Much more attractive than a pair of pants. The jacket will shout!

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Date: 11/30/13 9:14 AM

Blazer, blazer , blazer. You can them make THREE pairs of pants to go with it.

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Date: 11/30/13 10:23 AM

I would make the pants. They would look fabulous.

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Date: 11/30/13 5:35 PM

Add one tick mark to the pants column. A bonus: much less trouble matching plaids with pants than blazers.

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Date: 11/30/13 11:37 PM

With wool fabric, whatever you sew will need to be lined. I think the fabric would look great in either a pant or a blazer, especially with your body type. For me, however, I don't like the bulkiness and "swishy-ness" of lined pants so I would go with the blazer. If you have enough left you could make a little skirt.

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Date: 12/2/13 9:56 PM

Thanks everyone. I found some awesome Blackwatch pinwale corduroy on ebay for a fabulous price. It is lighter weight than the wool. I am going to make pants from the cord and a blazer from the wool. I promise not to wear them together. :)

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Date: 12/3/13 9:18 AM

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I promise not to wear them together. :)



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Date: 12/3/13 9:20 AM

I love the jacket pattern that you chose, it's going to look just wonderful!

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