Hi ari-sama! Since you're lining it with a slightly stiffer fabric than typical linings go, I'd think that the Kona cotton would work best in your case (and, bonus, it's less expensive). So crazy that your swatches all got lost in the mail :( The only downside to the Kona is that it's a bit thin compared to regular suiting material, but that's offset by the broadcloth, I think. Hope that helps :)
To be honest I really don't know how I ended up with a commission for the 10th doctor's suit sitting in my lap but I think fabric is kinda important seeing as I kinda need it to make the suit, hahaha. Actually this is a present to a very good cosplay friend who can't afford to shovel money at a $500 suit. He has no idea that I'm making this and I have his measurements from previous projects (this is his dream cosplay).
Thing is, the last time I tried to get the base fabric swatches they were lost in the mail (for the 5th time in a row -_-') so I don't know what I should go with??? I need 6 yards and if I don't use it all, well then I have some awesome dress material~! I'll be lining the suit with broadcloth (seeing as it works better than lining in my opinion). Poplin is the most expensive that I can go but I don't know how it compares to the other fabrics...
Hi filmdk! I usually recommend either the Kona cotton or the twill; right now, they will print out differently due to the introduction of the Ultra process for the Kona (which makes a much nicer and probably longer-lasting print). I think the Ultra Kona would be the better pick right now. It's a bit on the thin side for a suit, but sews up nicely, and is one of the cheaper options so a whole suit is not quite as expensive. Apparently the Ultra is out of stock (I'm not sure when they will restock it) so if you'd like to wait, that's the one I'd go for. Otherwise, the retired Kona is pretty good, and the poplin has a crisper hand that is a little more suit-like but is pricier per yard. Your choice! Your best bet would also be to really make sure how much yardage you'll need in total before you get started, and also account for the striping, which will take up a little more fabric so it looks like it's supposed to :)
I am wanting to have a 10th doctor suit made in double extra huge (I'm a big guy). I know I will need to do my measurements and what not to figure out how much I need. What I was wondering is what would be the best material to have it made from? I see their are many choices on the page. Everyone keeps telling me just to buy a brown pinstripe suit but I want the correct colors and no suit I have seen has the blue stripes. Luckily a fellow Whovian led me here. Thanks!
I've just measured the latest sample I bought (on 10/9) and it looks like mine has the right pinstripe size and distance. There isn't any reason why yours should be zoomed in, so I'd definitely talk to Spoonflower directly.
doctorwhy: I'm not entirely sure, as I think I fixed the dpi issue before your purchase, so it should have been printed accurately. From my controls it looks like it's still set as 600 dpi. I'm sorry it seems to have printed out incorrectly. It might be worth it to ask Spoonflower directly about it, since I've done as much as I can from my end.
ravanakin: Thanks for the catch! Sometimes when I edit descriptions and such, it will reset back to the default for whatever reason. I try to look before I save those changes, but this time I didn't see it -- so glad you did! It should be fixed now.