skihikejj wrote:I've got a question on fabrics. I bought a great long wool pea coat at Goodwill. To make it a little more Playa worthy I was going to add triangular panels of a brocade fabric along the skirt of it. Does anyone know how the sewing of those 2 fabrics would work together?
Would I possibly have to add to the brocade to match the thickness of the wool?...ooohh my poor sewing machine.
Depending on the thickness of your coat (several thicknesses already I presume?), and the qualities of your sewing machine, you may find you'll have less frustration just doing it by hand.
Just be DAMN sure to fold over and finish the brocade so it doesn't frazzleup and moop all over the place.
I find that machine sewing on "edging" is an easy way to contain potential mess and create a clean and THIN edge to then (hand) sew (if necessary) on to the garment. The edging is cheap (dollar store, even, if you're lucky) -- and the different colours can be a bonus.