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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:22 pm    Post subject: Battle Handmaiden WIP Reply with quote

Hi all! I've been reading all the tips and tricks on the big build thread as well as on the Padmé FB group. I finally started working on my pattern for the coat today. The one that I purchased to modify was really off in the sizing, so I took something I used for a jacket previously and tried to alter it.

I can't figure out how to get the collar not to wrinkle on the side like it it's doing. Also, did you make the collar pieces (1 per bodice side) join in the back, or was it all one big piece?



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's looking great! The color shape is spot-on. For mine, I made a collar seam in the center back, so that I could keep the nap of the velvet on the front pieces going in the same direction.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Jenna,

Great! I've managed to mess up bagging the sleeve lining but it will be attempt #2 tonight! *crosses fingers*
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep planning on adding more pics; will hopefully do so tonight. In the meantime, I found this tutorial for pintucking knit fabric: https://kelly.hogaboom.org/2018/03/tutorial-pintucks-in-tissue-knit/
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, here's what I have. I haven't added the closures to the jacket yet hence the clutching at my chest. Also apologies for a) my closet and b) the lighting in my cave, er, apartment.

I think I need to make the pants tighter. The trim down the side of the pants is puckering the fabric. I hand sewed it on--any tips to prevent this?

Also, are my boots too short?




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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice progress. Smile

I think your boots are high enough, but I'm not an expert on this costume, so can't say for sure.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great progress! Have you tried putting stirrups on the bottom of your pants to help keep them down? I wonder if that would help solve the trim issue?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great so far. From here, the boots look fine. Do you have any photos without the jacket hanging over them?

I didn't do this the first time, but I found it really helpful to put stirrups and suspenders on my pants to keep them up:


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pam, you've inspired me to finally get on this. Any chance you have the sources you got the fabric from? And the trim?
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it helps, I've been tracking where we got our supplies in this thread here.

I got the original silk velvet and silk charmeuse for mine in the LA fashion district, so you may have some luck there as well when things open up.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SongofAmazon wrote:
If it helps, I've been tracking where we got our supplies in this thread here.

I got the original silk velvet and silk charmeuse for mine in the LA fashion district, so you may have some luck there as well when things open up.


Thank you. I just purchased the Butterick pattern but the Burda patterns you linked are no longer listed on the Burda site. Do you have the numbers for them by chance?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yikes! I'm no longer getting notifications from RL regarding threads ... cool.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay so, I’m working on a new jacket because the old one is ... not good. Here is my mock-up and the fit is driving me batty. When it says “fitted closure” how fitted are we talking? Also, the armhole situation is deeply confusing to me. I copied (ish) Jenna’s scans of her patten for Bria, since we are the same size. Will the armhole gape like nobody’s business without the sleeve attached? Does any of this look remotely correct?

https://imgur.com/a/9cJjeIa
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From your photo, the fit is looking pretty good.

I think "fitted closure" mostly just means that it shouldn't be overly baggy on you.

As to the sleeve hole, it's a giant up-side-down teardrop, so it is going to look pretty strange without a sleeve on it. It's not really a standard sized or standard shaped armhole. The sleeve you do have attached looks like a good drape.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, thank you Jenna!
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