Sewing men's skating pants - fabric suggestions?

Clarice

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I'm going to attempt to make a pair of men's black skating pants using Jalie pattern 2803. I know I want 4-way stretch matte black fabric, but am not sure what to search for if I want to order on line. Ponte? Just a heavyweight lycra? I'd love suggestions from someone who has done this, both for the fabric and any tips about using this particular pattern.
 

Theoreticalgirl

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Heavyweight Lycra—anything over 300gsm, really—will be just fine.
Here are a couple of options, from lightest to heaviest—I'd recommend grabbing swatches to determine what will feel the best:

Spandex:

https://www.spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/3782
https://www.spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/18146
https://www.spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/15835

Cotton Lycra:

https://www.spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/14136

Ponte:
https://www.spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/14502
https://www.spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/13377

I highly recommend Spandex World; great service, excellent quality.
 

Clarice

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Thank you! Yes, I know of Spandex World, but wasn't sure where to start. As it happens, heavy weight ponte is on sale at my local JoAnn's, so I think I'll start with that since this is an experimental pair to get the pattern adjustments figured out. I can order from Spandex World after that.
 

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