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Spandex Simplified: Sewing for Superheroes

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2-3 Weeks


Sewing for Superheroes is the fifth title in Marie Porter's Spandex Simplified  series, and is all about designing and creating flattering, comfortable, and show-stopping spandex cosplay. (BAM! POW!)
This sewing manual is written from the experience of not only a spandex designer, but a former "performance" athlete. Written in layman terms, Sewing for Superheroes features carefully explained, step-by-step instructions and more than 250 full colour photos and diagrams. Requiring only basic sewing knowledge to get started, beginner and advanced seamstresses alike can enjoy using this book... and produce spectacular results from it.
Learn how to design costumes, and how to alter patterns for shape, size, and style. Learn the tips, tricks, and techniques to make many of the design elements that can be used to design and create almost any style of spandex costume imaginable!


Please note: As spandex patterning and sewing techniques are largely the same across many styles of costuming, a large portion of each Sewing with Spandex title is the same/similar to the other Sewing with Spandex titles.   We recommend consulting the Table of Contents for each book you’re considering:




Basic Principles of Spandex Design

- Proper Fit & Design Considerations
- Figure Flaw Camouflage
- Designing for the Character
- Visibility
- Functionality
- General Colour Theory
- Choosing a Posing Suit Colour
- Unity
- Selecting Fabrics


Pattern Alterations

- Measuring
- Using a Pattern
- Sizing a Pattern
- Adding Length
- Removing Length
- Adjusting Curve of the Back
- Adjusting the Butt Length
- Adjusting for Leg Openings
- Adjusting the Skirt Line
- Ruching
- Base Pattern Alteration Final Notes


Sewing Techniques

- In the Beginning
- Cutting the Fabric
- Seams
- Elastic Application
- Thread Colour Selection
- Colour Blocking
- Applique
- Piping
- Contrasting Elastic Binding
- Lining
- Zippers
- Closures
- Making Straps
- Making Strings
- Hems


Style Techniques

- Backs and Necklines
- "Monokini" & Cutaway Design
- Skirts


Costume Assembly

- Basic Order of Operations
- Applying a Sleeve
- Tights
- Booty Shorts
- Unitards
- Skirted Costumes
- Basic Bikini Bottom
- Strappy Bikini Bottom
- Basic Mens Trunks
- Basic Triangle Top
- Basic Underwire Top
- Underwired Bodices



- Getting Started
- Hand Painting
- Foil Embossing
- Glitter
- Crystals
- Sequins



- Scrunchies
- Wristlets, Leg Warmers, Padding Covers
- Gloves
- Shoe & Boot Covers
- Stockings


Proper Care of Spandex Costumes


Note Pages

Additional Information

Delivery Days 2-3 Weeks

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