Baseball Pants - SOS

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I'm in a bind, so I'm cheating and asking for advice instead of Googling
for a couple of days.

My son is playing baseball, and the pants that came with his uniform are
made of such terribly cheap polyester that one go round in the washing
machine created a huge "pull" about 2" inches wide, across the entire
front of one leg. (I'm so ticked.....) They're quite ruined.

I can grab a pattern and make a pair of simple pants in an afternoon,
but what fabric should I use? Think white fabric, hot noon games, grass
and dirt. (UK folks - pretend it's soccer-football.)

Thanks for your help!

Re: Baseball Pants - SOS
angrie.woman wrote:

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Cotton or poly-cotton drill if it doesn't need to stretch.  If it does,
hunt up some summer weight cavalry twill.  It's wool, but light weight.*
  Make sure it's washable BEFORE you buy, and washing a non-washable
wool will ruin it.


*As worn by cavalry officers in the Indian Army in days of yore...
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Re: Baseball Pants - SOS
Kate Dicey wrote:
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Store-bought baseball pants and the uniforms provided by our schools to
their teams are universally 100% polyester double knit.  For reference:

http://www.baseballexpress.com

They do need to stretch, and because they are traditionally light
colored or even white, they need to be able to stand up to repeated
laundering.

I believe both JoAnn's and Hancock's carry the appropriate fabric in an
assortment of colors.  If you're tempted to experiment with alternative
fabrics and fiber contents I suggest watching the "Seinfeld" episode
where George outfits his baseball team in cool, comfortable, breatheable
  cotton.

Kathleen


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Kathleen wrote:

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I haven't seen that episode - I don't really like Seinfeld. What happened?

Re: Baseball Pants - SOS
angrie.woman wrote:

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Succinctly (which is really not the point of any Seinfeld episode), they
started out playing like mad in their cool, comfortable cotton.  Then
they started to sweat and their uniforms started to sag and cling and
bind and chafe, costing them the game.

Kathleen


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Kate Dicey wrote:
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I did end up going with a polyester blend. They're so much nicer than
the cheap pair that came from the league! And I made three pair, just in
case I get behind in laundry.  (The other Moms will be so jealous!)

I even modified the pattern successfully. It originally had a snap
front, with belt loops on the wait, but I just put an elastic waist band
on it. That's what the faulty pair had.

It's not much - but it came out right so I was thrilled with myself.

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