Cotton is always a bit of a pain to tailor, and difficult to alter without leaving scars. More relevant to the cost issue, it isn't very durable under the best of circumstances. Unrelated to your question, it can be uncomfortable relative to wool and linen. Hot in the summer, cold in the winter-- although seersucker is famous for being different from most cottons in that respect.
9/19/16 at 3:37pm