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#1 benjaminh

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 04:02 PM

I was wondering how you find a balance between fabric weight for matching vest and pants? I believe that you want a medium weight fabric for pants, unless your going to line it, but most vest patterns specify a "light wool" fabric. Since I don't want to line my pants, want to use the same material for both, how will using a medium weight fabric, with good drape, work for a vest/waistcoat?

 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:20 PM

The only specifications are what you choose, there is no official specification for "light wool" or "medium weight". Trousers and waistcoats have been made from lighter-weight and heavier-weight cloths.

 

Obviously these are not going to be made out the kind of cloth used to make an heavy overcoat, but anything from 8oz-14oz (maybe 16oz) is legit for whatever your needs are.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 01:58 AM

The only specifications are what you choose, there is no official specification for "light wool" or "medium weight". Trousers and waistcoats have been made from lighter-weight and heavier-weight cloths.

 

Obviously these are not going to be made out the kind of cloth used to make an heavy overcoat, but anything from 8oz-14oz (maybe 16oz) is legit for whatever your needs are.

 

OK, kind of what I was thinking. Am I correct in thinking that medium weight (~12oz) fabrics are easier to work with than light fabrics, provided that they drape nicely?






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