How to sew on stretch poly velvet?
I have been asked to fix a hidden zipper in an evening dress of stretch velvet. The zipper pokes out at the bottom of zipper in the back of this dress.
My questions are: 1. What techniques should I use in working on this fabric? 2. My friend would like the zipper removed and a seamed sewn in it’s place since the zipper is not needed to get the dress on. Do you think this is possible? 3. Should I just decline to fix this problem for my friend. I don’t usually do alterations except on my own clothing. 4. Is there any articles that anyone can point me to about working with stretch velvet?
I do a lot of sewing for myself and have for years working on many different types of fabrics from wools to ultrasuede to cotton knits, etc. Any help/advice would be most welcomed.