- I had to make a tear-away shirt for a play and a tear-away over-gown for
an opera scene. I did both using velcro. For the shirt, I opened the
seams of a bought shirt and closed them using thin 1/4"or 3/8" velcro (I
cut it down from the regular stuff). Unfortunately, the actor doing the
ripping got carried away one night and ripped the shirt in a non-seam
area. With the over-dress I used a wider piece of velcro, since I'd
made the outfit, and we did a lot of practicing. Still, the underarm
seam opened one time, but it was easy to re-sew stronger. If you can
make two, in case of disaster, I'd do it.
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