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Hi, I have been trawling the internet looking for a pattern for something other that a skirt or a dress that is plus sized and finally I have found something I like!! The question is though what material would be best for this? As yet I am completely inexperienced in buying material so I don’t know where to start! I will probably be buying online and I am in the UK. Can anyone suggest a type of material that would be good for the pattern below or even anywhere online that would be useful to look at?

Thanks for reading!! Xx



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    Feb 14, 2014, 04.10 AMby mlssfshn

    Look for bottom weight fabrics anything 6 to 11 oz per yard.

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    Feb 14, 2014, 07.32 AMby judypeg

    There are three tutorials on this website for pants fitting; don’t try to make trousers without reading them, they will make all the difference between loving and hating your project! They are called “fitting pants 1, 2 & 3”.http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/fitting-pants-ihttp://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/fitting-pants-ii—2http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/fitting-pants-iii

    Also, I always look for a bit of stretch in material for trousers.

    Good Luck!

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    Feb 18, 2014, 11.14 PMby mrsmunchkin

    Thanks so much I will have a read before getting started!!

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    Feb 19, 2014, 03.46 AMby jenss-1

    The directions say “lightweight trouser fabrics with some body.” That’s not very precise! Too lightweight would be a problem, but I think the key is to avoid heavy or bulky fabrics, like melton, denim, or fabrics that are stiff. Should be fine with a gabardine, or something like a mid-weight sateen. It can be hard to judge fabric weight online—I have found it to be hit or miss. If it’s possible, examine the weight and body of any RTW pants that may be similar, and check out fabric options in a local shop. Good luck!

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