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good fabric for pajama pants

fabricholic | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

I read the discussions about the love of pajamas.  What do you ladies use for fabric on the pajama pants:  flannel, cotton spandex, jersey knit?  I would like to make some for myself, which started me to wondering what the best fabrics would be for that soft comfortable feel.  Any suggestions or good websites with suggestions?

Marcy

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  1. woodruff | | #1

    Ahhh, Polartec 100 microfleece for really cold weather, and Polartec midweight Powerdry for moderately cold weather. I think these fabrics are so cuddly and nice that I sometimes have a hard time getting dressed in real clothes.

    1. fabricholic | | #2

      Thanks for your suggestions. I live in the south and even though it's a little cold now, I am the age that night sweats are a problem. I think I'll try the mid weight Powerdry. I'm excited. Have to go by more fabric.Marcy

    2. fabricholic | | #3

      Now, where do I find the Polartec Powerdry fabric. I can find the apparel, but not the fabric. Will you help me again?
      Marcy

      1. diday | | #4
        1. fabricholic | | #6

          Thanks.  I've seen this website before and totally forgot what they carry.

          Marcy

      2. woodruff | | #5

        Yup, Malden Mills is the best in the US, IMHO. When you go to the site, ask for their sample pack (actually, phoning is the best way to go). It's not expensive, and it's important, because the color representations on their site really suck. They are not accurate. I've suggested they go to the Pantone system, but to no avail.Anyhow, if you get the samples, you can see the actual colors and weights. Polartec 100 micro comes in various weight and configurations, and you won't be able to be sure what's offered at the Malden site unless you have those samples in hand. This is actually true for all the fleeces.http://www.wazoodle.com offers weights and colors that the Malden online store doesn't, and I recommend getting their samples, too. The same is true for http://www.owf.inc (outdoor wilderness fabrics) and http://www.therainshed.com. I've dealt with all of these firms, and found them to be very good, though wazoodle is in Canada, and shipping can be a bit slow to the US.

        1. fabricholic | | #7

          Thank you.  I found every website except for the outdoor wilderness fabric.  It kept sending me to a list of other websites that didn't have polartec.  You guys are great.  I love the beautiful colors on the websites you suggested.  Can't wait to call for my swatches.

          Marcy

          P.S.  Now, I know this has been discussed, but what patterns do you like for the pajama pants.  I don't mean to take advantage of your kindness, it's just that you all are so full of great info.

           

          1. woodruff | | #8

            Ooops, sorry; it's http://www.owfinc.com/What patterns? For my guys, oddly enough, the narrower-legged version of Louise Cutting's "One Seams Pants" works very well, even though it's supposed to be a woman's pattern. This is a superb pattern, a veritable little fitting seminar in an envelope, and Louise is the nicest, most helpful person, too!http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details.asp?Shopper_id=37961281558313796&Store_id=516&page_id=23&Item_ID=1193For me, it's a basic Burda pullon style, just a bit looser than tights, and alas, now discontinued. But for pants, I definitely recommend Burda for the shape of the crotch curve (btw, Louise Cutting's One Seams are based on an old Burda).

          2. fabricholic | | #9

            Oh, this is great.  Thank you for the wealth of information.  I guess I will wait until Monday and call to order swatches.  The pattern looks comfy.  I like the pockets.  You have made my day.

            Marcy

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