Spidey Suit, Sewing before or after Puff Painting?


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I made a suit about a year ago and I puff painted each individual part before sewing it together(well my girlfriend). She was having trouble sewing it together on her sewing machine because of the puffpaint sticking to the plastic of the machine and ocasionally getting in the way. I am remaking my suit but plan on having a seamstress sew it. Should I paint it before or after I send the fabric to be sewn?