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Another Mystery Fabric

user-142495 | Posted in General Discussion on

I saw a fabric today that is a knit and it’s not Ponte but very similar. The exception is that it is heavier duty and some say it’s the type of fabric that is used in cheerleading uniforms. The person that has this piece of fabric is using it for a horse show suit/jacket and pants for their daughter to show her horse. However, they don’t have enough. I don’t know the name of it but, it stretches in all ways. It’s a great piece of fabric–smoother than Ponte but thicker. If anyone has any ideas of what it could be and where I could get it, I would appreciate it.


  1. Teaf5 | | #1

    It sounds like polyester doubleknit, but the likelihood of finding a matching piece is very low. In fabrics, the composition of black can differ so much that any piece not from the exact bolt will look oddly brown, green, gray, or even red.

    Do they have enough to make the body and sleeves of the main fabric and then use something else, like velveteen or corduroy, for the collar, lapels, and pockets?

  2. user-60627 | | #2

    It might be skiwear fabric.  There's a knit,  4-way stretch fabric that is used in some types of skipants.  Its a heavy weight knit, smooth on both sides. 

    Try Denver Fabrics, The Rain Shed and Suitability.

    Or,  could the knit be used for jodphurs and a tonal, different fabric for the jacket (what breed is she showing? is she jumping?) where the stretch element is not so critical.

    1. user-142495 | | #3

      Jodphurs were the first thing I thought of. But, she wasn't doing those. And, I really don't know what kind of horses they were showing. Does it make a difference? I  never really thought about ski fabric. Haven't been in that arena for a long time. The fabric that I saw and touched was smooth on both sides. Great to the touch! 4-way stretch. Nice vibrant orange. I'll check those places you mentioned, though. Hope they're on line.

      Thanks for the info.

      1. user-60627 | | #4

        Yes, the companies I mentioned are all on-line, just run the names through Google.  Suitability in particular you will find very informative.

        Hmm, orange fabric, not doing jodphurs, I bet she is showing western.  Some of the outfits that are worn in the ring for western showing can be pretty, umm, garish.  Because you want catch the show judge's eye and stand out from the crowd.  English-style tends toward quieter colors, as does, I believe saddle seat. 


        1. Kilroydownsouth | | #5

          Well saddle seat is moving away from conservative colors, although they haven't quite gotten to the frankly eye-searing level of current western fashions..... and let's just not talk about Arabian costume class - this is polite company!

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