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Faux Leather Dress

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Faux Leather Dress

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Victorian / Steampunk
lyrakristine on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Faux leather, brass studs, thread

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What are you most proud of? Sewing the faux leather was a pain and a half using my Singer Disc-O-Matic, but I prevailed with a lot of patience and baby powder (3M tape didn't work)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Keep going, you shall prevail.

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07/14/2011 Flag

Wow! Thank you!

07/14/2011 Flag

I have made numerous ensembles from faux leather and 'pleather'. I have found that if one cuts tissue paper 'pattern pieces' that match the pieces you are going to sew, then place the matching piece of tissue on TOP of the faux leather you are trying to seam, sew through all layers, then tear off the tissue, that it sews very well. For top stitching, cut strips of tissue paper a little wider than the the foot you are using, and place the strips under the foot on top of the faux leather, then sew your top stitching through all layers and then remove the tissue paper. I used talcum powder when I these fabrics first came on the market, but much prefer tissue. By the way, your garment is just lovely!! Keep up the good work!!

07/18/2011 Flag

Thank you so much for the comment and the wonderful, wonderful tips! I'll keep that in mind for my next projects. :D

07/19/2011 Flag

I have to say, that is an AMAZING dress.

08/05/2011 Flag

absolutely stunning i love it

08/18/2011 Flag

love it!!

09/09/2011 Flag