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Thread: Fabric for capri pants

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    Fabric for capri pants

    I am not good with fabric. I only buy the 100% cotton for quilting. I am going to make some capri pants and am wondering what type of fabric to buy ??
    Cynthia

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    I use a light wt denim stretch and sometimes a linen when I need something dressy I order from fabric.com and my go to pattern from kwik sew http://kwiksew.mccall.com/k3540-prod...p?page_id=3040 I use this pattern over and over hope this helps your post reminds me to get started on mine altho sure doesn't feel like capri weather here yet......yet

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    Thanks so much for the Kwik Sew link. I went to the site and ordered three patterns. Awesome savings on the normal retail cost.
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    I used to like using polished cotton.

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    I love using bathing suit material, lycra and spandex. The colors are beautiful, solid colors and florals, they look very summerish. Plus the stretch makes them comfortable in the summer heat. I also use the same pattern for all of them, same way with slacks. Made in different colors and/or florals, no one knows the difference. I also love this material for skirts and summer jackets.

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    I like stretch twill,denim or poplin for capris,shorts and pants.

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    If you want cool to wear summer pants, nothing beats rayon for breathing. I made some for a trip to a hot and humid area, it was the best thing I had packed. It was better than wearing nothing! They make some fabulous rayon batik fabric. Currently manufactured rayon is not the rayon of 30 years ago that was impossible to iron and get the wrinkles out. The "new" rayon drapes wonderfully and irons easier than most cottons. It is a natural fiber so preshrinking is recommended.

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    I don't like capris. I only wear long pants and above the knee shorts.
    When I use to make my own pants and shorts I used poly/cotton blends like polencia and heavier weight fabrics.
    Another Phyllis
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    Denim, canvas or twill, even better if you can get some with elastane or spandex mix. Velvet is good for a dressy pair but you have to be careful cutting to cut in the direction of the nap. Shot silk also good.

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