I’m making a costume for a lady and we went fabric shopping yesterday. The picture we’re using as a guide is in leather and we were going to do some sort of “pleather” version. It’s a martial arts looking jacket/tunic with cap sleeves worn over a long sleeved t=shirt. Since I only have Joann’s an Hancock’s in my area, the closest thing we found was some vinyl upholstery fabric (not shiny, not oilcloth). Surprisingly it has a reasonable drape and isn’t super thick and stiff. We both thought it would work ok, but I thought I’d check with the Pros on Threads to be sure I’m not missing something that’s going to make us both crazy.
Is there a problem using Home Decor fabric to make apparel?
Thanks for all the tips and advice!