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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:18 pm    Post subject: Queen Apailana Reply with quote

I have a dress diary (aka walkthrough Wink) for Queen Apailana's gown on my website, here:

http://www.naergilien.info/my-costumes/various/star-wars-queen-apailana/

Note that even if it may seem complete on my website, I don't consider it 'finished' yet.
I think there are 'a few' pearl strands missing on the back sides of the head and on the 'ear' eggs (which means, the 11,500 pearls I already did string into the strands aren't enough; I think I need about 3,000 more pearls). Which is why I haven't sent this costume in to approve it yet.

But the dress diary as such, I guess, is complete; so I'm posting it here Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is amazing Shocked . Thank you so much for posting.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naergi () What type of sewing machine do you have that did the lace embroidery? How did you get it to do this? I have an embroidery machine but don't know if it can do this kind of work. Any help would be great.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using a Brother Super Galaxie 3100D - it's rather old (ten years), but does the job. It's a combined sewing/embroidery machine.
I've digitized the lace (and all other Wink) embroideries myself using StitchEra Universal (that is actually mentioned in my walkthrough Wink) and, occasionally (for the trims) Brother PE-Design 6 (also old, and also does the job).

When digitizing lace it's most important to digitize a considerably dense 'netting' of stitches first - you can see that base netting being stitched out here in various stages of stitching and over-stitching with more netting:



and just THEN add the shapes you want to embroider over that:




It should be stitched out in precisely that order too.

Lace digitizing requires quite a bit of patience and practice. You should also digitize it using the software that you usually use to digitize embroideries (meaning which you are familiar with just so you know what you're doing).

In the beginning you will encounter some problems; one of them probably being that the 'net' of threads which you stitched first (see above) won't be stable as soon as the water-soluble stabilizer is washed out.
Only solution to that is to keep practicing, practicing, practicing. Start practicing with small one-inch-squares - lace embroideries use obscene amounts of stitches and thread; and until you are really sure how to do it, practice with just small portions because otherwise you'll use LOTS of material and time on stitching out too large parts which go wrong.

Hope that helps Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your information. I have a Futura and it does a lot of stuff, but still figuring out the bells and whistles.
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