Spandex 101: Fabric Prep, Patterns and Basic Modifications


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Marvel Now! Rogue, made with moleskin and milliskin spandex. Photo by Superhero Photos. Marvel Now! Rogue, made with moleskin and milliskin spandex. Photo by Superhero Photos.

Hello and welcome to part 2 of my Spandex 101 series! If you need a refresher on part 1, you can view that here.

Thank you so much for your feedback on the last post! I knew a lot of you wanted to know more about spandex, but the collective response totally blew me away. Again, if you have specific requests for topics, feel free to ask!

Today, I’m going to talk a little bit a bout pretreating your fabric, my go-to patterns, and  basic modifications. I had hoped to include basic techniques as well, but this post is hefty enough as is. Next week!

15281524541_c9ef3b0544_oSailor Jupiter. The base of the fuku is made from white moleskin and attached directly to the skirt base. Photo by Aperture Ashley.

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