Anybody made "satin backed crepe" pants?

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has anyone made "satin backed crepe" pants?  (crepe back satin, crepe side
out!).  I just bought myself some and they are wonderful! I am thinking of
making some, they would be great for work.

Just looking for advice while making them, anythings to do or not do.

TIA!

Michelle Giordano



Re: Anybody made "satin backed crepe" pants?
Have not made pants, but have used the fabric for dresses and such.  It
doesn't shred as much as other fabrics, but you *do* need to be
careful.  I have some navy that will eventually be made into a dress.
I have used it for several projects in the past, and as I mentioned,
there is some shredding.  I don't see why you would have trouble using
it for pants.  Only thing I can suggest is to make sure you have proper
interfacing (light to light-midweight) or else it will be too stiff.
Also, be *very* careful when pressing as you don't want to scorch the
fabric.

Larisa, not sure how much of a help that was.

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That helped alot actually!  I forgot I need interfacing for the waistband!
I have this great vogue pattern, so far I have made one toile of the pants
that didn't work out so well, so I have to make another before I buy some
satin!
http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.V2873=x&TI=20005&page=2

I have made tons of little satin dresses and cute things for my kids and for
other kids, but never pants.  This will be fun, even if I don't do it for a
few years!

Thanks Larissa!

Michelle Giordano



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http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.V2873=x&TI=20005&page=2

Satin back crepe won't give you that tailored look.  You'd do better
with a wool or wool mix crepe in a suit weight.

If you want a more flowing mood, a wider style with less waist detail
would be better.  Think: http://tinyurl.com/bbofa

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Wipes drool off keyboard*

I just love that outfit, thanks Kate.  The pair I bought is sort of the
style of the pattern I posted, thats why I thought it would be ok.

I really like that shirt - with both sleeves.

Michelle Giordano



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