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Baris_Alrisul and theWeather's joint Cloud City WIP

 
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 8:14 pm    Post subject: Baris_Alrisul and theWeather's joint Cloud City WIP Reply with quote

Shawna (theWeather) and I were discussing Celebration 2020, and decided that it is the perfect excuse to both make our favorite costume from ESB. We will be building together, and documenting our progress here.

To begin with, Shawna has ordered 3 yards of the Spoonflower embroidery guide fabric printed on the crepe for each of us. We are still selecting embroidery thread colors, though we are using RacheLeia's post as a guide.

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=101060&highlight

Trim will be purchased here in copper:

http://www.kreinik.com/shops/Heavy-32-Braid-5m.html

This is our current selection for the brick/rust fabric:

https://www.fabric.com/buy/0462788/telio-misora-crepe-de-chine-rust?fbclid=IwAR00yiQsSk10WYWhHayeo7F88frjisuRcRgT0cW29QkRwCdymLjc0bIppr8

Current plan of action is to begin embroidery as soon as the fabric arrives, and obtain the rest of the materials over the course of the summer.

One major challenge we will face is shoes. I am not confident in my ability to match the fabric color with dye, since Holdo was my first dyeing experience. Also, we are having trouble finding dyeable flats in double wide, which one of us needs. So, I am wondering: has anyone had luck eith painting flats either using Angelus leather paint or florists spraypaint?
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Commenting so I get notified of replies!
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your start sounds good, and painting shoes should be a viable solution. Smile Just test your color first and make sure you then do the shoe in one go. My sis painted flats silver for her Padmé and that worked out great. (At the time it was impossible to find silver flats).

It's a lovely costume and I look forward to following your progress.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update: our spoonflower fabric has arrived, and has now been laundered! We are compiling a shared google doc between us of which colors/stitches go where, but essentially the summary seems to be: shadow stitches most things that aren't the butter yellow lines in and around the flowers. We are using Beret Balestrieri Kohn's color guide from the Bun Squad FB group as our general color rule.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have painted shoes for Padmé and it worked out fine. Strip the existing leather finish with rubbing alcohol, then paint the desired color with leather paints and seal them once they dry.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tereshkova2001 wrote:
I have painted shoes for Padmé and it worked out fine. Strip the existing leather finish with rubbing alcohol, then paint the desired color with leather paints and seal them once they dry.


Thank you, favorite Leader of Vices! We will definitely take advantage of your expertise there
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In case anyone wants to know what fabrics and threads we are using:

Short (Baris_Alrisul): https://www.spoonflower.com/en/fabric/3320783-princess-cloud-embroidery---short-by-general_leah

Regular: https://www.spoonflower.com/en/fabric/5978487-princess-cloud-embroidery-by-general_leah

Each (will be adjusted if needed):

15 skeins of Dark Burgundy (3857)
15 of Brown (3371)
25 of light yellow (745)
20 of butter cream (746)
15 of Brick Red (3777)
10 of Dusty Rose (3778)
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