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Designing and constructing a suit from unusual fabrics: A start-to-finish video

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#1 stevenbwheeler



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Posted 25 February 2015 - 03:42 AM

Greetings, fellow members! 


I had the opportunity to make a suit from glass-bead reflective fabric (similar to 3M Scotchlite), and enjoyed combining the old-world techniques I learned during my apprenticeship with this unexpected and challenging material. When used with a flash, the fabric photographs as dazzling white, owing to the fact that the millions of glass microspheres on the surface reflect light back at the same angle it came from, unlike normal surfaces which scatter and disperse light every which way. 


Here's a video of the process from start to finish. I hope you enjoy it!




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Posted 25 February 2015 - 02:52 PM

How did you cut the cloth without wreaking the shears?

Have to watch the video later.
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Posted 12 July 2017 - 04:26 AM

Nice! Is the fabric elastic or more like a plastic-tablecloth? I once made a leotard/bodysuit out of a similar fabric, it was elastic and had tiny little wholes in the surface. The reflecting effect was hilarious on stage!

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