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Date: 10/2/12 10:59 PM

I'll be going to Japan next week, and realized it's getting cooler and probably need a light in-between-seasons jacket.
I went shopping with my mom to Banana Republic outlet, and she found a nice trench coat for about $50.
I still couldn't get myself to buy, because it just didn't fit me.
I'd rather make one myself that fits me.

I already have a coat pattern that I tried before so it won't be too difficult.
I just need to find a right material.
I usually get my fabric online for more variation, but since I don't have much time I'm going to the fabric store in town.
However their supply is limited...
What's the basic cotton material that I can use for a trench coat style jacket that ANY fabric store would have?
Can I use Kona cotton? I know they have alot of different color in this.

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Date: 10/2/12 11:49 PM

You could use a twill or a denim or even some of the home dec fabrics would make a really cool little trench.

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Date: 10/3/12 9:14 AM

Kon cootons would probably be a little light weight for a trench. Look for "bottom weight" fabrics. They should hold up better and might be more wrinkle resistant as well.

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Date: 10/3/12 12:42 PM

You might look at some of the outerwear on-line fabric stores for a product that will resist rain and/or wind... I agree Kona cotton would be too lightweight for a jacket or coat. You do need a bottom-weight. Seattle Fabrics or Rose City Textiles are a couple of sources that come to mind. You could also call or email them and ask for suggestions...maybe have a swatch sent to you if you have time.

I plan to make a couple of cute trenches using some printed Amy Butler laminated fabric. I then chose a quilt cotton in an coordinating print for the lining (sleeves will be lined with "real" lining fabric). I'm going to try Silhouette Patterns Barbara Trench which looks to be quite traditional but will be fun in a print.

I went to Japan in March and nearly froze to death so be prepared for dampness which adds to the chill.....and have fun!!

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Date: 10/3/12 1:34 PM

I agree with denim or twill, and would also suggest corduroy. But what about fleece or a heavier stable knit, like sweatshirt fleece or ponte? You should have a pretty nice selection at any JoAnn/Hancock. You may even get lucky and stumble into velveteen season--although that's a somewhat trickier fabric to sew with, if you're in a hurry.

As you're walking down the aisles, in addition to looking out for bottomweights, actually *feel* the fabric and think, "Does this feel like any RTW coat or jacket I've ever had?" You'll be able to sift through the fabrics that are too lightweight (Kona) fairly quickly that way.

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Date: 10/3/12 1:42 PM

I purchased my cotton from Michael's Fabrics in Baltimore (they're one of the sponsors here). A couple of years ago they received authentic Burberry cotton twill, I am still kicking myself for not getting some (price was really reasonable). They have top notch customer service, I would give them a call and see if they can send you some swatches.

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Date: 10/3/12 10:14 PM

Thank you everybody,
I walked into the fabric store and asked for cotton twill... There was only beige and black (not very nice quality) so I picked this blue-grey fabric that I thought was twill, and matching satin-ish floral fabric.
The blue one looked so waxy when I got home it was almost like raincoat material.
I hope it sofetens up after prewash.
That's why I'd rather shop online... I can't feel it but most of them show the content.
This fabric store doesn't offer any fabric information so it's almost like shopping a mystery bundle. :(
Oh well...

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