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Date: 12/5/12 1:01 PM

I am OBSESSING over this yellow lambskin leather fabric at Denver Fabrics. Since DF is having a 20% off sale, I may just have to buy some for myself for Christmas. I want to make a clothing item so biker jackets, skirts, and even a leather accented dress have been running through my head. If I do a dress I was considering doing this dress with the bodice in leather (the portion in the pic that is showing up in white). Do you think if I order 6 skins that will be enough for one of those items? The leather skins are at least 5 square feet.
If you have any suggestions for any clothing patterns you think might be cute with it, I would be so appreciative.

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Date: 12/6/12 2:51 AM

I love the dress, but not sure how leather-friendly it would be unless you drafted out the gathers at the shoulder. Be sure to check how thick the leather is, from the picture it looked quite sturdy

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Date: 12/6/12 7:59 AM

How about a vest if it's heavy?
Then coordinating patches on jeans or skirt?

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Date: 12/6/12 10:24 AM

I agree w/ Arianamaniacs....that dress called for light weight jersey - not leather!!

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Date: 12/6/12 12:40 PM

I just looked back in my Burda and noticed that too.

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Date: 12/6/12 1:00 PM

You could do an advanced search on this site for items sewn with leather to get an idea of what others have done

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Date: 12/6/12 1:08 PM

I think you need 25 to 30 square feet to make a woman's jacket. Fashion Incubator has a good diagram of how you would want to lay out the pieces since some parts of the hide stretch more than others.

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