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The Casa Loma
picture can be seen larger on the Alleycat site
The Weta picture is thanks to Lalaith.
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This is a
comparison of my material and the costume material.
I bought a Croscill Tab Top Panel curtain from Bed and Bath. It is faux brown leather.
Above is my test strip for the color. I used a shoe paint calle ReNu that works on leather, vinyl and rubber.
I sprayed it with an undercoat of maroon and then misted with a light brown.
I may be getting a darker brown to add some wear.
To save my sewing machine any sticky residue, I'm going to sew my vest before I paint it.
|Use a tight-fitted vest or shirt to draw on pattern||Cut material allong pattern lines, leaving extra for sewing||Sew pieces together||Make sure your pattern fits, make any adjustments then repeat with leather||Example of the back.|
The faux leather vest before the paint
The faux leather vest after the red and brown ReNu shoe paint ($8 a can)
On the right, after touched up with orange plastic paint ($2 for a set in craft section)
Here is a photo of the back..