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paintgirl
04-11-2003, 01:06 PM
A few months ago on this site, some of you that sew your own clothes mentioned places to buy the type of fabric needed for jerseys. I'm ready to get back to my sewing machine, and would appreciate any info about fabric. I live in Ontario, Canada, so to be cost effective Canadian places might be best. Thanks for any help Paintgirl

Irulan
04-11-2003, 02:19 PM
this site here lists outdoors fabric retailers for Canada, UK and USA plus has lots of tips and ideas. tips page (http://www.specialtyoutdoors.com/tips.htm)

Irulan

paintgirl
04-18-2003, 04:23 PM
Thanks for the great information, I went to that site, and found what I wanted at Textile Outfitters. It is still cold and rainy here, so have more time to sew than I really want.where is spring?? Thanks again Paintgirl

Irulan
06-09-2003, 03:44 PM
I've been on jersey making jag, the GreenPepper pattern is really nice, I like it a lot better than the unisex one from Jalie. This is fourth one I've made this spring

here's the latest creation, wicking supplex lycra with swimsuit lycra inserts, shorts are 9 0z beefy lycra

Irulan

http://www.specialtyoutdoors.com/images/flowerjersey.jpg

aka_kim
06-09-2003, 05:21 PM
Wow, very nice! Why doesn't your company sell new stuff you make (or do you)?

Irulan
06-27-2003, 10:00 AM
my jersey making jag continues...

I am having too much fun with these, this is my 5 th one this year.

you won't miss me in this one (http://www.specialtyoutdoors.com/images/wildjerseyf.jpg)

Irulan

Veronica
06-27-2003, 03:55 PM
So how do I order one? That's beautiful. Seriously Thom and I would like to get coordinating Jerseys for the tandem but we're not into the really garish (our opinion) stuff that's been coming out lately from the maunfacturers.


Veronica

Irulan
06-27-2003, 06:12 PM
you mean reptiles on LSD?

;-)

Veronica
06-27-2003, 06:32 PM
Yep - notice I also said coordinating. We're not into being totally matched. We noticed on one tandem ride we did that all the other couples matched exactly - even their helmets. I wondered which one of them had given up a good fit to look alike. I know in our case, our heads are shaped too differently to even wear the same brand of helmet!

Of course all the couples had their picture in the paper and we didn't. :p Oh well.

Veronica

Irulan
06-27-2003, 08:51 PM
did you get my PM's?

Irulan

Veronica
06-27-2003, 09:03 PM
I'd never gotten one before. :) Funny it doesn't automatically come up when you check for new messages. Thanks for the heads up.

Veronica

Irulan
06-27-2003, 10:07 PM
I am pretty sure you can set it to popup a window when you get one

Irulan

Veronica
06-28-2003, 06:14 AM
Thanks - I changed my set up.

Veronica

bikerchic
08-10-2003, 03:15 PM
:cool: You gals are the coolest! I'm going to check out all this sewing stuff listed since sewing is my other fun hobbie!

Thanks!

BTW this is my 10th post I'm finally going to upload an avatar! whoooooohoooooo!

Kate:D

momcat
09-16-2003, 06:02 AM
This is great! I spent part of my day yesterday looking at sewing websites and finding patterns for real biking shorts! Since my husband is quite tall and I have some sizing differences I'm excited to find some patterns that I can alter.

I have a question, do you have to order fabric all the time or do you find it retail-ever? We are very interested in finding some 9 oz. lycra, but we have a limited number of stores to buy any kind of fabric. I don't mind ordering, though.

momcat
09-18-2003, 11:54 AM
I need the link for greenpepper if someone has it!


thanks!
Momcat

Irulan
09-18-2003, 01:12 PM
you can get Green Pepper patterns at any outdoors fabric retailer. Check this list
outdoor fabric retailers (http://www.specialtyoutdoors.com/sources.htm)

Irulan

momcat
09-18-2003, 02:49 PM
I cannot get there from here. I know there has to be a telephone ###.

Irulan
09-18-2003, 03:07 PM
the link is working just fine for me, can anyone else tell me if it's not working for them as my ISP has had major problems this week.

anyway, do a web search on any of the following on google or any other search engine

I only know one of the numbers off the top of my head.

Green Pepper Fabrics Oregon
Seattle Fabrics
Outdoors wilderness fabrics 800-693-7467
Quest Outfitters
Rockywoods.
Outdoor Thread Hood River
Textile Outfitters

Sometimes even Jo-ann chain stores sell the patterns.

momcat
10-24-2003, 06:32 AM
I got my pattern from "Green Pepper", found some fabric at a retail store, but have misplaced my good scissors! The store even had some lightweight, four-way stretch fleece for tights. My DH, who is 6'7" is very excited thinking about bike duds that fit!