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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?

2 Replies to Horn Pipe Fabric

re: Horn Pipe Fabric
By rosalinde Comments: 1979, 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.