Re: Tear-away coat for Joseph
- Try using snag free velcro. It's also called Omni tape. The hooks and loops are together instead of two different strips. It doesn't stick to everything else like regular velcro and you can control how much "grab" it has by pressure. It will eliminate all the funky buckling of the seams that tends to happen with tear away clothing.
You also might think about making the coat as normal and then just making the center back seam tear away. Then you only have two pieces to work with especially when you have to put it all back together. Good Luck.
Smiles, Brandie Larsen, Butte Opera House
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "Janette" <nettie383@...> wrote:
> Hi, I'm a mom working on costumes for a middle-school production of
> Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The director likes the
> coat Donny Osmond wore. She wants a second coat that the brothers can
> rip apart and take back to Jacob. I thought for the tearaway coat I
> would increase the seam allowance on each panel, finish all the edges,
> and sew Velcro on each edge. Is that the best way, or is there a better
> way? Thanks for your help
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