Hi! I intend to cosplay botw link in his champion tunic, but I've reached a dilemna. I've never been good with choosing fabric and don't have a lot of selection where I live so usually am forced to order fabric online which takes out the touch and feel aspect of fabric shopping. I was wondering if you had any recommendations for fabric for the tunic? I've seen people tell me kona cotton or cotton drill/twill but they don't really stretch for a shirt which concerns me
This isn’t a garment that would need much stretch, as it is loose fitting and has a wide enough neck opening. If you are worried about stretch, I think that the suggestion for a lighter weight cotton twill is good, but try to find a stretch twill with a little bit of spandex content. This would help it move with your body better, but wouldn’t be enough stretch to require special sewing or patterning considerations.
If you wanted to use something even stretchier, an interlock knit with a high cotton or rayon content would be nice and breathable and would be a bit thicker and more stable than something like a jersey knit, and would have increased stretch due to it being a knit.
I hope that helps! Good luck :]