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Artificial leather

Postby beachlion » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:14 pm

I join the club of fake with a new product from my sewing machine. With all that fake news, a fake leather skirt will fit in perfectly.

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It is quite difficult to work with. It feels a little rubbery and it is impossible to press seams with an iron. Pinholes will be visible for some time but with use, they disappear. I made an other faux leather skirt some time ago and I discovered I did not have to make a hem. Without a hem it will not ravel but is has a nice flow when walking. This one has a hem and is not that flowy. Maybe I will cut of the hem. It will be shorter then but much more flowy.
The material has a cool and a slightly sensual feel. :wink: :oops:
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Re: Artificial leather

Postby denimini » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:41 pm

Looks good and all the better that it feels good.
At least you aren't afraid of using the words artificial or fake, I usually see the terms faux leather, PU leather and vegan leather. Maybe just call it polyurethane or whatever it is.
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Re: Artificial leather

Postby r.m.anderson » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:34 am

Some faux leather fabrics can be hemmed like real leather with rubber cement (glue).
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: Artificial leather

Postby beachlion » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:48 am

r.m.anderson wrote:Some faux leather fabrics can be hemmed like real leather with rubber cement (glue).


When you fold over the fabric to make a hem, you are stiffening the edge of the skirt. Either sewing or glueing has the same effect. I will try the skirt as is and if I'm not satisfied, I will cut off the hem. I like the flow when walking.
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Re: Artificial leather

Postby beachlion » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:59 am

denimini wrote:....... At least you aren't afraid of using the words artificial or fake, .........


When it comes to fake, I have a name to keep up. With my European background, a lot of foods are fake in my eyes and I have no problems to let others know. Cheese is my main concern. I'm a cheese lover and the crap here is a real disgrace. And I can go on and on ....... A lot of stuff from the US supermarkets would not even be allowed in Europe.

But I like the feel of the fake leather. At least no animal had to be slaughtered for that piece of plastic. :wink:
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Re: Artificial leather

Postby denimini » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:07 pm

beachlion wrote:When it comes to fake, I have a name to keep up. With my European background, a lot of foods are fake in my eyes and I have no problems to let others know. Cheese is my main concern. I'm a cheese lover and the crap here is a real disgrace. And I can go on and on ....... A lot of stuff from the US supermarkets would not even be allowed in Europe.

But I like the feel of the fake leather. At least no animal had to be slaughtered for that piece of plastic. :wink:

Yes, keep them alive to give milk for good cheese, which I also enjoy when I can get it.
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Re: Artificial leather

Postby Jim » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:29 am

denimini wrote:
beachlion wrote:But I like the feel of the fake leather. At least no animal had to be slaughtered for that piece of plastic.

Yes, keep them alive to give milk for good cheese, which I also enjoy when I can get it.

You may be joking, but for those unfamiliar with the dairy industry, milk cows are not made into leather while they are still productive dairy animals.
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Re: Artificial leather

Postby beachlion » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:51 am

Jim wrote:......You may be joking, but for those unfamiliar with the dairy industry, milk cows are not made into leather while they are still productive dairy animals.


I grew up in a big city (#3 in size in the Netherlands) but I know enough about agricultural stuff to realize that a skinned cow is not able to give milk. :wink:
I like artificial leather for clothing a lot. The feel and flow is quite realistic. For shoes I like it less because there is not much "give" for the material to form to your feet and your way of walking.
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Re: Artificial leather

Postby beachlion » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:06 am

I was not quite satisfied with the fake leather skirt. With at another place a discussion about short skirts and age, I decided to sacrify the skirt for science purposes. How will it look and how will it feel if you shortening skirts. The fabric does not need stitches for hemming, it will not ravel. I started with 35 cm (13.8" ). Then I put marks at the inside with a length of 32 cm (12.5" ), 30 cm (11.8" ) and 28 cm (11" ). I took pictures from the same viewpoint so with the pictures next to each other, the effect will be clear.

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Re: Artificial leather

Postby denimini » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:21 am

Very interesting. One doesn't often (if ever) see different lengths of the same skirt on the same person, to make an objective comparison.
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