What fabric for lightweight baby summer trousers?

(4 Posts)
SueGeneris Fri 15-May-15 10:04:03

When DS1 was a baby someone bought him a pair of very lightweight trousers that were elasticated at the waist. They were brilliant in the summer as they covered him without being too hot.

Now I have DS2 and I would like to make some for him but I don't know what sort of fabric I should be looking at. The original trousers didn't have a label with the fabric details and I know nothing about fabric. They were like the lightest shirt material you can get.

I have seen this but I'm not sure if it's the right sort of thing.

www.minervacrafts.com/shop/fabric/dress-fabrics/c6584-blue-blue-multicoloured-hot-air-balloons-print-polycotton-dress-fabric

If anyone is more knowledgeable than me your thoughts would be welcome!

MrsNextDoor Fri 15-May-15 21:32:50

Not that....it's polycotton which means it's a mix of cotton and polyester. I actually have that fabric...I got it to make some bunting.

You need some nice cotton...just plain dressmaking 100% cotton.x

MrsNextDoor Fri 15-May-15 21:35:11

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10mm-Mini-Stars-On-Colour-Background-140cm-100-Cotton-Fabric-/191404862851?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=490509836387&hash=item2c909e6d83

that would be better....or like that.x

SueGeneris Sun 17-May-15 11:08:44

Thank you. That's really helpful. Now I just need to get round to doing it!

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