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Unread 07-19-2013, 04:53 PM   #1
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Sew foam/scrim foam and Lycra?

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I'm making a Lycra bodysuit. The thing is, it has tons of rides that may look very cool in 3D. I wat to use either 1/4 or 1/2 inch sew/scrim foam to sew the ridges in, therefore making them 3d. Would this work, or since the bodysuit is Lycra, will I lose all formfitting and stretchy aspects of the Lycra?
If this won't work, what can I do to make 3d shapes in Lycra? I will post a picture of the suit I'm making when i get back, or just look it up (kingdom earts vanitas). Thanks!
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Unread 07-19-2013, 07:08 PM   #2
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Here is the effect I'm trying to create (the grayish black stripes all over the suit):
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__...d3/Vanitas.png
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Yes, you can create those shapes and still be able to wear it. The technique I recommend is called trapunto, it's a quilting method where two fabrics are sewn together first, then a small hole is put in the back layer and the space is stuffed.
In this case, I'd actually get two body suits, this ensures your backing fabric is just as stretchy as your outer fabric. make sure to use a stretch stitch when attaching the two together.
It can be tedious on a full body scale like this, but it will look awesome when completed
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Yes, you can create those shapes and still be able to wear it. The technique I recommend is called trapunto, it's a quilting method where two fabrics are sewn together first, then a small hole is put in the back layer and the space is stuffed.
In this case, I'd actually get two body suits, this ensures your backing fabric is just as stretchy as your outer fabric. make sure to use a stretch stitch when attaching the two together.
It can be tedious on a full body scale like this, but it will look awesome when completed
Cool! that is most DEFINITELY something I want to look into!
Do you know what the material is called that you stuff it with?
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