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.