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In the new issue of Burda (12/11) I did notice two really nice patterns that where supposed to be made from leather (one skirt and one pair of shorts). Being a vegetarian, and a very poor one to, I would much rather make them out of fabric. Does anyone here have any experience of making a fabric garment out of a pattern made for leater? Are there anything special I must considre?

Thankful for all answers!

/ Mona


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    Dec 12, 2011, 10.04 PMby patti-r

    Yes you can, make sure fabric has enough weight or body to resist wrinkling, like maybe like a wool, wool blends or maybe an Ultra Suede made of 100% polyester but feels like & looks like real suede and very easy to maintain and sew.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.26 PMby Judy Garland

    Thanks for your answer! I think I might try a nice wool-tweed : )

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    Dec 22, 2011, 01.08 PMby mickeygirl

    you could try pleather or fake suede if you like that look.

    If you want to stay away from that then try some other fabric that does not stretch too much.

    Leather pant patterns have seams at the knees because the size of the skin limits the pattern piece length. You could eliminate some seams then if you want. Or you could keep them if you like the look.

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