I needed some royal blue fabric that could mimic a shiny armor and this was precisely what I was looking for! I needed very little and required little sewing but by the time I was done it looked phenominal. I need to buy some more for more accessories soon and will be happy to do so.
I used this fabric to make a copy of a Calvin Klien raincoat. My sister, an excellent seamtress, assisted me and now we have many requests for the coat which turned out beautiful. We put a warm lining in it and the fabric should be treated with rain repellant for leather coats. I agree with the curving and sliding of the fabric while sewing (clips instead of pins should be used/a special pressure foot helps).
I noticed a previous reviewer had trouble sewing this stuff. When running the shiny side throught the machine put some light oil like the sewing machine oil or mineral oil on the shiny side so it doesn't grab. It will sew easy. Also make sure you pin withing the seam allowance since pins will leave permanant holes in this material.
When I bought this material I needed it for a costume where the character wears a black shiny outfit. So pleather was what I ended up finding would work best. Now I am no pro at sewing, more of a beginer, but sewing this was quite the pain as it wanted to sew into a curve so I had to fight it a bit which made some of the seams a little warped but they usually still laid flat which was good. Even though I did have a few of these issues I would definetly use this fabric again and infact I entend to within the next few months. If you want a shiny look to what ever you're making this is definetly the way to go! Just know that if you are wearing it for a while the shiny side will cause you to sweat a bit.
I made a full body suit out of this for a Japanimation convention. It was surprisingly breathable. I didn't sweat at all!