Mock Reverse Coverstitch with softkint elastic and spandex performance fabric.

Mock Reverse Coverstitch with softkint elastic and spandex performance fabric.

Sewing Method, Mock Reverse Coverstitch with softkint elastic and spandex performance fabric.

Working out the method of achieving the look of a  mock reverse coverstitch, with softkint elastic and spandex performance fabric.  I have a coverstich machine, but his garment is going to be needing precise stitching, fitting and tailoring, so going to be using my sewing machine.

I have a commision piece I need to make for a gentleman, we have a local bar that has a leather/fetish night contest once a month.  He wants a pair of this shorts that look similar to Enerskin compression shorts but with spandex performance fabric and a lightweight textured latex fabric.   The cost of the E75 Mens Compression Shorts from  Enerskin is $150.00.  Not a bad price for a high-end compression short, but looks like a retail pair of compression shorts, hehe

This make is a Quid Pro Quo, build, he will be letting others know who made it and will be modeling (Yes, I have a contract and model release) 3 pairs of fetish shorts I will be making in the future.  In pricing on this type of fetish/show/performance garment, would be between $100 to $250 depending on fabrics and design.

The method is to sew a construction seam with the triple stretch stitch using a 1/4″ or 6mm seam allowance, then finger pressing open the seam and topstitching with a decorative stitch that resembles a reverse coverstitch.

I did two test seams one with basic serger cone thread 100% poly, and the other with embroidery thread for the topstiching and cone thread fo bobbin.  I like the look of the embroidery thread gives a bit of shine and texture.  Next will be embroidery thread for the topstitching and bulky nylon thread for the bobbin.

Enerskin compression shorts, with target compression zones, a client wants a pair of fetish shorts similar to them.
Enerskin compression shorts, with target compression zones, a client wants a pair of fetish shorts similar to them.

 

 

Stitch I use for the mock reverse coverstitch. It is an un-named stich on my Brother home sewing machine.
The stitch I use for the mock reverse coverstitch. It is an un-named stitch on my Brother home sewing machine.
Tesing using 2.25 inch wide knitted soft elastic, and bottom weight spandex performance sport fabric (325gsm). The Elastic in place fro the textured latex fabric for final biuld.
Testing using 2.25 inch wide knitted soft elastic, and bottom weight spandex performance sport fabric (325gsm). The Elastic in place for the textured latex fabric for the final build.
Lining up the raw edges of the elastic and sort fabric.
Lining up the raw edges of the elastic and sport fabric.

 

sewing 1/4 or 6mm seam allowance seam with the triple stretch stitch.
sewing 1/4 or 6mm seam allowance seam with the triple stretch stitch.

 

One the left is basic serger cone thread 100% poly and right is embroidery thread 100% poly, give a better look to mack reverse coverstitch.
One the left is basic serger cone thread 100% poly and right is embroidery thread 100% poly, give a better look to mack reverse coverstitch. View of the right or outside of the garment.

 

One the left is basic serger cone thread 100% poly and right is embroidery thread 100% poly, give a better look to mack reverse coverstitch. Inside or wring side of the garment.
One the left is basic serger cone thread 100% poly and right is embroidery thread 100% poly, give a better look to mack reverse coverstitch. Inside or the wrong side of the garment.
Used embroidery thread 100% poly, for the topstitching gives a better look to mack reverse coverstitch. Inside and wrong side of the garment.
Used embroidery thread 100% poly, for the topstitching gives a better look to mack reverse coverstitch. Inside and wrong side of the garment.

 

 

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