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Horn Pipe Fabric
By Panda_Bear Comments: 414, member since Tue Feb 02, 2010
On Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:27 PM

Hello All,

My grandma and I are looking at making a new hornpipe costume using the Unique pattern from Tartantown. I want to make a navy hornpipe, what type of fabric do you use?

4 Replies to Horn Pipe Fabric

re: Horn Pipe Fabric
By rosalinde Comments: 1981, member since Fri Jun 19, 2009
On Tue Oct 31, 2017 01:40 AM
Edited by rosalinde (213002) on 2017-10-31 01:41:44 Extra info
I use terlenka or gabardine. Those are available pretty cheaply and are very crease-resistant. Use a slightly heavier quality as the cheapest quality can be a little see-through (though that matters more in white outfits than in navy).
One other tip: I find that the pants of the (adult) pattern have very wide legs. You may want to make a mock-up in cheap fabric to make the legs a little more fitted.
re: Horn Pipe Fabric
By Claramel Comments: 39, member since Tue Oct 13, 2015
On Tue Oct 31, 2017 03:43 PM
I 2nd the gaberdine. I've used it for quite a few different costumes. It's god stuff.
re: Horn Pipe Fabric
By Katja144member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 3229, member since Sat Jul 30, 2005
On Sat Nov 18, 2017 06:58 AM
Just nothing polyester! Really, this should be the rule for all dance costumes, but, OMG. My hornpipe outfit is made from some kind of fabric heavy on the polyester, and it's like putting on a plastic garbage bag to sweat in. Just no!
re: Horn Pipe Fabric
By emmyport Comments: 915, member since Thu Mar 13, 2008
On Sun Nov 19, 2017 05:11 AM
I use a stretch gabardine and it is soooo comfortable! Definitely take the time to take a muslin regardless of which pattern you use. I've had to add length to the arms and legs on every pattern I've tried.