Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] new guy...
- Hey Doug,
I would use a duck like fabric instead. Rather like another piece of fabric to add stability. I am not sure why this person uses pretend leather and fur, but most costume directors for Renaissance Festivals really want the look to be as authentic as possible. But for the patron who is looking to buy a pretty good costume for a reasonable price I can see it. I am the costume director for the Michigan Renaissance Festival and you can email me off list or call if you would like.
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--- On Mon, 10/6/08, Doug <professor03@...> wrote:
From: Doug <professor03@...>
Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] new guy...
Date: Monday, October 6, 2008, 11:49 AM
New guy here,
Sorry, but I have to start with some questions...
I work with a Renn Faire vendor and she doesn't do any real fur and as
little real leather as possible. She's asked me to make some stuff to
sell and I feel up to the task, but I need some input on a few
materials I have never worked with before.
I am looking at upholstery vinyl to use in place of leather for a
select few items. Has anyone ever used this type of material for
"clothing"?? I'd be doing cloaks, vests and possibly bodices (but I
don't think they would hold up well). My initial thoughts are to line
the garments with cotton, faux fur or satin and an interface, but my
interface usage is been limited to some heraldic tabbards for SCA combat.
So the questions for now are:
Has anyone used upholstery vinyl for "clothing"?
Does it take interfacing well? (I know heat is an issue)
Can I sandwich interface between vinyl and cotton/faux fur/satin to
give it some wear power and/or reduce the stretch?
How difficult is vinyl to sew? I have a relatively new Kenmore from
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