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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did something similar with cotton tape when I made 5 versions of the Obi-Wan ROTS/ TPM costume with the Dharma material. The problem is that even with reinforcement from that it would still stretch out of shape. You could line the entire thing with muslin or something lightweight too, but I found it to be too unforgiving to work with honestly and after having done 5 complete tunic sets with it I vowed to never use the material again.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I was planning on using that to make another tunic in the future, buuuuut from this discussion Im not so sure anymore lol

Heres some more progress, the first test fit and a shameless selfie lol
Nothing has been pressed, hemmed, and nothing is lined yet. Trying to work out the approval hangups before we do the finishing steps for each piece.
Im thinking of making another obi too, this time with two layers of muslin instead of the thicker interfacing.
The tabbards are made of a slightly different, quilt like interfacing and I think the bulk gives them a very luxurious look and feel.









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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great! The profile and overall shape looks spot on to me.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Psab Keel wrote:
That looks great! The profile and overall shape looks spot on to me.

Thanks, your help has definitely shaped this into a reality, both you and Cobalt!
However our biggest concern is the length of the skirt once hemmed, we didnt cut this into two pieces and join at the waist.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad to help!

Unfortunately there is no way to add length to the skirt. If you like I can provide links to where I sourced some of the materials I used in my personal Obi-Wan ROTS.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

re: adding length:
it's possible to cut it in half at the waist, and add 4 inches of length, to be hidden under the obi.
but that's about all you can do.


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also, I'm a bit concerned that the fabric is so thin.
this ckinkle-cotton gauze was only used for undertunics.
when used for an outer tunic, it should really be lined (or doubled) to give the illusion of a thicker fabric.
your tunic seems a bit translucent (in places you can see through it).

http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/29200000/Obi-Wan-Kenobi-obi-wan-kenobi-29218268-1669-2560.jpg

^^ here you can see a direct 'hi-res' comparison between obi-wan's tunic fabric, and the ever-popular "crinkle cotton gauze"
("crinkle cotton gauze" was used for the undertunic -- this is the same stuff that people have been using for outer tunics, because it's so easy to find).

(but it's just so thin that it's not really accurate for face characters -- in this shot with your arm held up , I can see your entire arm through the sleeve) Confused
https://flic.kr/p/2cJj9hg
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree about the transparency. The other issue I was concerned with is the sleeves don't appear to be lined, though since you are still constructing it you may have not added it yet.

For mine I lined the entire thing with Muslin, but even doubling up on the gauze will help with the opacity. If I had to make mine again I would line it with gauze vs. the muslin to give it a better drape.

For the skirt length I measured from my waist (at the navel) to mid thigh and added enough for seam allowances.

I used this fabric:

https://www.fabric.com/buy/0448584/island-breeze-gauze-champagne

It's a better color match to the screen used costume and it's cheaper than the kind found at Joann's.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have any remaining pieces from that fabric Psaab, ai would love if you could send me one.

And yes we havent added the lining yet. It will be rayon in papyrus ambience. I voted against polyester satin.
I think were going to carefully cut it in half, meauring from the shoulder to the navel, then either add a 3 inch extension or just cut a new lower half. I grabbed what was left on the bolt and Im not sure if they have restocked.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately I don't have any of that fabric remaining.

If you do decide to try another pass at this I would recommend this for the lining:

https://www.dharmatrading.com/fabric/silk/champagne-silk-habotai-8mm.html

or if your fabric is a darker shade:

https://www.dharmatrading.com/fabric/silk/fawn-silk-habotai-8mm.html

It's 100% silk and very lightweight which means it breathes and that is important with all of those layers.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Coming along great so far! Excellent job of picking the colors and fabrics. The only thing I see as well is that they can get you for the length of the skirt. When they told me that they want skirt length to your finger tips to your sides. I'm not sure if that has changed, different Obi Wan Judges now.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to let me know where you got your hilt hanger saber at (contact info) and let me know the weight. Need to update mine. I need one for just that. No electronics. I still use my old removable force fx blade obi wan. Does it job. My Ultrafx saber is by far more accurate, just doesn't make good for hanger. You want something lightweight, atleast I do now. Laughing


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as the Transparency issue. He still has to lay-in the Gold Satin inlay right? I also seen fellow Obi Wans double up there Crinkle Gauze if they use that. You don't want to get it snagged then rip real easy. You want it to be more stable than that for sure.

If you want to see the double up on my original Obi Wan Tabbards... it was done that way. Can send you some pics on facebook again.
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