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Re: [F-Costume] Stiffening fabric

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  • Daniel Sanders
    ... A short sleeved button down and then flatlined for a pair of shorts. Not sure what you mean by where am I using it? ... Well, I m flatlining the shorts,
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 24, 2013
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      > <<I'm not sure there's a good answer to that w/o more information....
      > where and how are you using the fabric???>>
      >
      A short sleeved button down and then flatlined for a pair of shorts. Not sure what you mean by "where" am I using it?
      >
      > Most fabric that's not stiff enough, if it's in the body of the costume,
      > I just flatline it.
      >
      Well, I'm flatlining the shorts, but is prefer not to flatline the shirt.
      >
      > In tops, sometimes a good piece of interfacing placed properly handles
      > getting fabric to behave in certain areas.
      >
      I know I'll be using two layers of heavier than average weight stiff silk organza to really give some stability to the collar stand and then one layer of the organza in the collar itself so it's stiff-ish. But where do you mean by "properly placed interfacing"? As in a yoke?

      <<If it's sleeves, not sure there is a cure beyond starch. Hair spray is going to wash out too. You'd have to test a lot, and it could yellow your fabric.>>

      Yeah the yellowing is my fear. It's expensive fabric for a shirting. I'll definitely test. Also, I'm okay with hairspray washing out. I'll just re spray with each ironing. I don't need the garments to stand on their own, I'd just like to be able to add a little crispness, if it comes to that.

      The only thing that has me curious is its listed as a cotton and silk shirting, but says "wouldn't it make up a beautiful shirt, blouse, structured dress or" . . . "Children's/ babies wear". Say wha?? Babies wear makes me thing drapey and soft and shirting makes me think crisp. They charge $7.99 shipping plus the price of the swatch to mail me a sample. . . in a regular envelope. So I'd rather not order a swatch. Because they don't apply it to the shipping on the yardage you get if you place a real order which I've had some websites do. Most don't even charge me for a sample.
      >
      > More info please...
      >
      > -Cat-
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    • Susan Toker
      Ask them the percentage of cotton to silk. The more cotton the firmer the fabric. I remember buying from fabric.com a cotton/silk blend and it was good weight
      Message 2 of 4 , Jun 24, 2013
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        Ask them the percentage of cotton to silk. The more cotton the firmer the
        fabric.

        I remember buying from fabric.com a cotton/silk blend and it was good
        weight for shirts made up in the standard shirt way.

        The silk added a bit of sheen (and maybe some warmth.

        Susan

        On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:51 PM, Daniel Sanders <
        daniel.marcus.sanders@...> wrote:

        > > <<I'm not sure there's a good answer to that w/o more information....
        > > where and how are you using the fabric???>>
        > >
        > A short sleeved button down and then flatlined for a pair of shorts. Not
        > sure what you mean by "where" am I using it?
        > >
        > > Most fabric that's not stiff enough, if it's in the body of the costume,
        > > I just flatline it.
        > >
        > Well, I'm flatlining the shorts, but is prefer not to flatline the shirt.
        > >
        > > In tops, sometimes a good piece of interfacing placed properly handles
        > > getting fabric to behave in certain areas.
        > >
        > I know I'll be using two layers of heavier than average weight stiff silk
        > organza to really give some stability to the collar stand and then one
        > layer of the organza in the collar itself so it's stiff-ish. But where do
        > you mean by "properly placed interfacing"? As in a yoke?
        >
        > <<If it's sleeves, not sure there is a cure beyond starch. Hair spray is
        > going to wash out too. You'd have to test a lot, and it could yellow your
        > fabric.>>
        >
        > Yeah the yellowing is my fear. It's expensive fabric for a shirting. I'll
        > definitely test. Also, I'm okay with hairspray washing out. I'll just re
        > spray with each ironing. I don't need the garments to stand on their own,
        > I'd just like to be able to add a little crispness, if it comes to that.
        >
        > The only thing that has me curious is its listed as a cotton and silk
        > shirting, but says "wouldn't it make up a beautiful shirt, blouse,
        > structured dress or" . . . "Children's/ babies wear". Say wha?? Babies wear
        > makes me thing drapey and soft and shirting makes me think crisp. They
        > charge $7.99 shipping plus the price of the swatch to mail me a sample. . .
        > in a regular envelope. So I'd rather not order a swatch. Because they don't
        > apply it to the shipping on the yardage you get if you place a real order
        > which I've had some websites do. Most don't even charge me for a sample.
        > >
        > > More info please...
        > >
        > > -Cat-
        > >
        > >
        >
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