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I haven't made a brocade mei tai yet, but have the fabric and hope to get to it this week. It's a gorgeous, rich green with chrysanthemums. I've made a mei tai with stretch cotton with a "linen-like" decorative side. I used a 3% spandex stretch cotton poplin (bottomweight) for the straps and one side of the body. I also made the staps about 5.5 inches wide, which makes it very comfy to wear, along with the stretch. I'm in the process of adding a little padding to the leg area--seems to cut into dd's legs a bit otherwise.

Not sure about the thread, presser foot setting question. I just used Dual Duty, reinforced all weight-bearing areas, and it's very strong and secure.
 
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