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Subject: Best Fabric for Cargo/Capri Pants?? Date: 5/7/10 7:50 PM

What is the best non wrinkly light weight fabric to make capris out of??

Im working on this pattern -- simplicity 2414

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Date: 5/7/10 9:31 PM

Whatever firmly woven fabric you like!

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Date: 5/7/10 9:39 PM

I've used very, very lightweight twill for similar pants. It wears very nicely.

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Date: 5/7/10 9:45 PM

oooh, good idea (lightweight twill!). I just bought this pattern too!

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Date: 5/7/10 10:44 PM

twill wont get wrinkly??

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Date: 5/8/10 0:43 AM

... and where do you like to buy your twill? I'm having a hard time finding twill that isn't too stiff...

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Date: 5/8/10 1:42 AM

fabric.com has some twills in their 1.95 section...

I was gonna order some but was looking for a cargo pant pattern... Thanks..

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Date: 5/8/10 7:36 AM

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twill wont get wrinkly??

Twill is like denim, it is the same kind of weave. I launder my twill a few times before sewing and find that as long as I fold pants as they come out of the dryer they don't need pressed. A touch-up here and there for pocket flaps or cuffs. Of course, my grandmother used to iron my jeans, so whether or not you consider something fit to wear or needing pressed may all be in one's perception. But, unless you are using something like a polyester sportswear, nothing is going to be entirely wrinkle-free.

Another option would be linen. If you wash linen and dry it on high at least 3 times, it changes the hand and it doesn't wrinkle. I make shirts for my husband like this all the time. It is, however, definitely a casual look.

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Date: 5/8/10 9:52 AM

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[quote]twill wont get wrinkly??

Twill is like denim, it is the same kind of weave. I launder my twill a few times before sewing and find that as long as I fold pants as they come out of the dryer they don't need pressed. A touch-up here and there for pocket flaps or cuffs. Of course, my grandmother used to iron my jeans, so whether or not you consider something fit to wear or needing pressed may all be in one's perception. But, unless you are using something like a polyester sportswear, nothing is going to be entirely wrinkle-free.



Another option would be linen. If you wash linen and dry it on high at least 3 times, it changes the hand and it doesn't wrinkle. I make shirts for my husband like this all the time. It is, however, definitely a casual look.[/quote]
Thanks for the 3x linen info, Michelle, I wondered about those wonderful men's shirts.

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Date: 5/8/10 10:31 AM

Going off in a totally different direction, how about seersucker? It's summery and doesn't wrinkle easily.

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