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1  UNITED STATES / Washington, D.C. / Re: DC area fabric stores! on: February 02, 2005 05:15:55 AM
Have you tried eBay?  I'm also car-less in DC.  Getting out to G Street can be time consuming (especially since I can't stop myself from looking and buying!).  If you know what you want and/or don't need to exactly match colors, search the fabric selection on eBay.  I've bought lots of fabric that way (fun pajama flannel prints, bright orange cotton duck for slipcovers, white fleece for tops, etc.).  And, it gets delivered right to your door.  So far, all my purchases have gone smoothly.
2  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Dress/Work Pants Patterns? on: February 01, 2005 06:38:25 PM
Not sure if it's exactly what you want, but I would suggest looking at the pants in Simplicity Easy Chic #5792.  They're wide legged, side zipper, no pockets, and no waistband.  To lower the waist, you can just move the facing down.  The legs don't have cuffs, but that would be simple to add.  Try out a test pair from scrap fabric.

I use this pattern for all my work pants, with the legs slightly narrowed and an extra inch in the back of the crotch.  My waist is a size 8 and my hips are a 10 (today's sizing, larger in the pattern), so it's impossible to buy pants which fit off the rack.  After a couple test pairs, the first of which was hilariously not right, they're real easy to sew.  Most recently, I made two pairs out of a cotton/polyester double knit which drapes nicely but feels like I'm wearing pajamas at work Smiley

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