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    Profile photo of TassiemumTassiemum @Tassiemum

    I was wondering if it was possible to make the classic shirt from tencil or would it be too heavy?

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    Like other fibers, Tencel comes in a lot of different weights, so it’s difficult to say without seeing the fabric itself. If it feels heavier than a typical heavy shirt fabric it might be too much. But you can certainly make shirts from canvas and flannel, so you’ll probably have to make a judgement call on this one. Maybe look at other shirts and compare the fabric to help you decide?

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    Profile photo of TassiemumTassiemum @Tassiemum

    Thankyou. I bought some yesterday that I don’t think will be too heavy. It has a lovely drape. I am going to make a couple of shirts out of lighter fabric first before I attempt this as the fabric was quite expensive.

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    That’s always a good idea! I have some double gauze that I just can’t quite bring myself to cut into yet. It was expensive and I love it so much, I want to be absolute positive that I’m ready to use it.

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