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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:14 am    Post subject: Fabric for Mon Monthma Reply with quote

Hi, I'm looking in the forums about Mon Mothma's suit but I still have a lot of doubts. Already in step 1: the type of fabric. I see that linen or crepe is usually used. I have looked in a store in my city and I have these two linen candidates. Would they be valid? Is it better in crepe?

[img]https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DgD0xBxKl7b0qHyrCu4CK1J5_98KNB1w/view?usp=sharing[/img]

[/img]https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dKW6VNrlDXMpoEWTpeDvEzoVnLETrGoG/view?usp=sharing[/img]

[/img]https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L0WYABfW0QiuLTZRup1FEWDRvOYfENob/view?usp=sharing[/img]


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Fabric for Mon Monthma Reply with quote

Ratin Fezar wrote:
Hi, I'm looking in the forums about Mon Mothma's suit but I still have a lot of doubts. Already in step 1: the type of fabric. I see that linen or crepe is usually used. I have looked in a store in my city and I have these two linen candidates. Would they be valid? Is it better in crepe?

[img]https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DgD0xBxKl7b0qHyrCu4CK1J5_98KNB1w/view?usp=sharing[/img]

[/img]https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dKW6VNrlDXMpoEWTpeDvEzoVnLETrGoG/view?usp=sharing[/img]

[/img]https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L0WYABfW0QiuLTZRup1FEWDRvOYfENob/view?usp=sharing[/img]


Thank you!



Yay! Another Mothma! As far as fabric goes, those might work, but I think it will depend on what the hand (how they feel) is like after they are washed? You want something that will drape well.

I've seen similar linen wash up to something that would work well is there a way you could test a swatch?

My ROTJ Mothma is a linen/silk blend, and the combo works really well.

Just to double check, are you interested in making the Return of the Jedi version or the Rogue One version? (The fabrics used are different.)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips. I think your suit is very good, so I will keep them in mind. I will ask for swatches.

I want to make the ROTJ suit. I am quite clumsy with sewing. Has anyone made a pattern?



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ratin Fezar wrote:
Thanks for the tips. I think your suit is very good, so I will keep them in mind. I will ask for swatches.

I want to make the ROTJ suit. I am quite clumsy with sewing. Has anyone made a pattern?



(I translate with google, forgive my algorithmic English)

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I'll try and sketch out what we did later today.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!

I'm still searching for fabric...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So we used the entire width of the fabric. We folded the length so it was draped on either side- slightly longer in the back because tushes are a thing.

We then added about a six inch wide strip of fabric to either side because the fabric was not wide enough to give the length on the sides once the pleat was added.

Then we marked the neckline using a pattern guide and cut it out. I would suggest also adding shoulder/side seams. (So making the poncho out of two pieces of fabric; front and back.) I did not, and the screen used poncho has them. If I were to remake this, I would make the body out of two pieces.

Once the neckline was cut out I put it on and had a friend mark the pleats on either arms and round the hem so there were not pointy handkerchief-like points on either side.

The hem and neckline were finished by hand, as was the pleat.

You can sort of see the shape we ended up with here- it's more even in person, but the carpet and feline overlord were messing with it.



Pleats:



Pleat and side- note the side pieces are pulled out so you can see them, usually they are tucked in because of the pleat.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much for the explanation and the images, I think it will help me a lot!

Now I have a long list of shops to visit... we will continue to report.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:08 pm    Post subject: Mothma shoes and wig Reply with quote

Hi. I've been going crazy looking for fabrics and it's so complicated that I'm going to change my strategy: I will continue looking for other easier elements while I find the ideal fabric. I send you some links to shoes and a wig to tell me if they would be valid.

http://www.inmobiliariaoropesa.com/dorothy-perkins-may-botines-bajos-brown-mujer-ofertas-zapatos-marr%C3%B3n-oscurodorothy-perkins-dorothy-perkins-petitedorothy-perkins-dorothy-perkins-tallespa%C3%B1a-tiendas-p-2098.html

http://www.internationalwigs.com/Selena-p/chl_selena.htm

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Mothma shoes and wig Reply with quote

Ratin Fezar wrote:
Hi. I've been going crazy looking for fabrics and it's so complicated that I'm going to change my strategy: I will continue looking for other easier elements while I find the ideal fabric. I send you some links to shoes and a wig to tell me if they would be valid.

http://www.inmobiliariaoropesa.com/dorothy-perkins-may-botines-bajos-brown-mujer-ofertas-zapatos-marr%C3%B3n-oscurodorothy-perkins-dorothy-perkins-petitedorothy-perkins-dorothy-perkins-tallespa%C3%B1a-tiendas-p-2098.html

http://www.internationalwigs.com/Selena-p/chl_selena.htm

Thank you!

Inma


You may be overthinking the fabric- after I get through this opening week and all the crazy that comes with it, I'll poke around online and see if I can find you some possibilities.

The boots and wig both look like they will work just fine. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Possibly I am going around a lot ... but I am a little perfectionist with these things :-)

I found this: an old linen cloth. I'll call the store to ask for details. Would the color be valid?

https://www.anteayer.es/es/tejidos-de-lienzo-lino-y-canamo/5097-antiguo-tejido-de-lino.html

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ratin Fezar wrote:
Possibly I am going around a lot ... but I am a little perfectionist with these things :-)

I found this: an old linen cloth. I'll call the store to ask for details. Would the color be valid?

https://www.anteayer.es/es/tejidos-de-lienzo-lino-y-canamo/5097-antiguo-tejido-de-lino.html

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I think the color is just fine. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the fabric and now I am struggling with stains ...

We will continue to inform

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:38 pm    Post subject: New Question...ready for sewing Reply with quote

Hi. I'm here and I'm still with the project!

I already have almost all the materials and this week I'm going to see a person who will help me with sewing.

My question is whether the poncho is made of one or two pieces. Acording to standard I understand that there are two but I think there are suits made of one piece.

I am re-reading Kristina's instructions and I understand you did it in one piece but it's better with two ...

If I can I'll do it with two but I want to make sure that it is correct.

Thank you! :-)




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So we used the entire width of the fabric. We folded the length so it was draped on either side- slightly longer in the back because tushes are a thing.

We then added about a six inch wide strip of fabric to either side because the fabric was not wide enough to give the length on the sides once the pleat was added.

Then we marked the neckline using a pattern guide and cut it out. I would suggest also adding shoulder/side seams. (So making the poncho out of two pieces of fabric; front and back.) I did not, and the screen used poncho has them. If I were to remake this, I would make the body out of two pieces.

Once the neckline was cut out I put it on and had a friend mark the pleats on either arms and round the hem so there were not pointy handkerchief-like points on either side.

The hem and neckline were finished by hand, as was the pleat.

You can sort of see the shape we ended up with here- it's more even in person, but the carpet and feline overlord were messing with it.



Pleats:



Pleat and side- note the side pieces are pulled out so you can see them, usually they are tucked in because of the pleat.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can see the shoulder seams on the screen used costume in this picture. Smile Front and back pieces sewn together is definitely correct.



This image shows the seam runs all the way down the side:


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