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Padme Cut Senate Scene Gown: Redo

 
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Leia (Vera Campbell)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:47 am    Post subject: Padme Cut Senate Scene Gown: Redo Reply with quote



I originally made this gown in 2011, but I'm doing a massive overhaul to it this year. I'm starting a new thread since my original is 17 pages long.

Corset: Make New One - DONE
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Hoop Skirt: Make Bigger One - DONE
Petticoat: Make Bigger One - DONE
Post 1

Yellow Dress:
-Make Bigger Skirt
-Re-tailor Bodice/collar
-Re-bead Applique
Velvet Dress:
-Re-tailor Bodice
-Different fabric for lower sleeves
-Add better poofage for sleeves
-Make better shaped collar
-Touch up Naboo symbols on front
Back Drape:
-Make Beaded Shoulder/Tie Appliques
-Embroider fabric for drape
Hair: Make New Hairpiece
Jewelry: Make New Headpiece
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corset

When I first made this costume, since the shape of it is rather Elizabethan, I decided to go with Elizabethan corsettry. I made my corset based on one of the corset books I have (it might have been Janet Arnold), where the hoop skirt ties to the corset.

This was a big mistake!

The first time I wore it for hours at a con, I realized with the hoop skirt tied to the corset, the entire weight of the dress rested on my shoulders. After I took it off, I couldn't raise my arms for an hour. I've only worn this costume twice because of this issue. So, I decided to make a cincher instead. The hoopskirt will sit over the cincher, which means this time the weight of the costume is mostly on my hips which will hopefully make it more comfortable to wear.

This is made from coutill, silk dupioni, and spring steel bones.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoopskirt/Petticoat

I wanted to make a bigger skirt with this redo, which means making a bigger hoopskirt. Since hoopsteel is expensive and I was already building a hoopskirt for a Cinderella costume, I decided to just use that one for this project. It... may or may not be too big, it'll be hard to tell until I actually finish and have it on. I forgot to take a picture of it, I have a partially finished picture of it.



Of course, a hoopskirt needs a petticoat to hide the hoops through the fabric, and I may have gotten a tad ambitious.



This was my original, out of muslin:




This thing has started to take over about half of my sewing room Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't have thought of the shape of the corset putting all of the weight on your shoulders, but that's certainly something to consider.

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your progress!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I found out the hard way Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I absolutely love this gown!!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Until seeing that side by side I wouldn't have thought your original hoopskirt small, but now I see why you wanted it bigger.

It's an interesting process to follow. Very Happy
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