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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:21 am    Post subject: WIP ANH Han Solo Build Reply with quote

I'm making a ANH Han for my husband, hopefully shooting for completion by next summer '13. I've spent a while gathering information and now I'm starting to gather parts and supplies. I'm planning on doing a fabric run sometime in the early new year.

Husbando has played various disreputable figures like Flynn from Disney's Tangled and Captain Jack Harkness from Doctor Who/ Torchwood before. (These are those costumes I made him below)


and we both have loved Star Wars since we were kids,... so this should be fun! I'm planning on doing myself a ANH Leia. Honestly I don't know why we haven't done these costumes far before now, but at least they'll be better quality since my skill level is of course better than it was when I was 10. :3

And then these are the parts I'm slowly gathering. (They aren't all in my hands yet, but they are all paid for and on their way. )



GOT/ON IT'S WAY:
Black waist belt, 3-hole, 2-prong
falcon Vest pattern
Burda young 7733 pants pattern
original 70s long-sleeve polo shirt pattern
resin gunbelt cylinder
Russian private's leather battle riding boots. 19" shaft
Belt tools from Cornelian Exports
droid caller from PropsPlus
Doopydoos DL-44 Blaster resin kit


I'm a decent seamstress so I'm planning on making his pants, vest and shirt myself, too. I'm planning on programming the bloodstripe into my sewing machine and embroidering the stripes myself. I also enjoy painting props so doing the blaster kit should be fun (I hope!)


NEED:
ANH Metal belt parts
**** If anyone knows a good place to buy the metal ANH belt parts, I'm all ears. I'm planning on trying to do the leather work myself or have a friend help me do it.


Thanks for all the information already on these forums, it saved me a lot of hassle trying to searching things out.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the shirt done, I ended up choosing a Ponte de Roma knit for the weight.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good length on the sleeves. At least from what I can tell, you've got a great match on both color and fabric characteristics.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This really hits a lot of the right notes. Color looks right, fabric quality and sleeve length also look correct, as Havok mentioned. I also like the inner facing behind the V-neck, looks perfect. Really fast also!! Looks great so far!!

Only real difference is the way the V-neck terminates. Yours is a well-executed placket, whereas the one in the movie has some kind of odd rouching at the bottom. I suspect this is because the film version was not custom-made, but rather a modified garment. When they cut the V-neck, they couldn't make a true placket, and the rouching is there to keep the shirt from tearing all the way down. I never have seen this done on any version except the movie one, however.

Can't wait to see the pants and vest. If you haven't already, check out my thread comparing the off-the-rack versions of the vest. Lots of great pics showing the correct details of the pockets, spacing, etc. Also see Bob's breakdown in the archives. That's where a lot of my information came from.

I'm really rather envious of your sewing skills. Keep up the good work, and keep the updates coming.

May the Force be with You,

Brian
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks great! Can you post the pattern number for the Shirt?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys!

Brian, I'm definitely studying a few of those threads and watching ANH a few times to study it in motion again (the vest).

The shirt pattern I used is an out of print older Vintage 70s Mens Shirts Pattern Sz L McCalls 6609. I found it on etsy. Really though you could use any similar shirt pattern, I'm sure there are modern ones that would suit. I took in the lower part of the arm sleeve width and hemmed it shorter, I changed the collar to a mandarin, and I deepened the v-neck by an inch or two (which required enlarging all the placket parts.)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the help of my friend AJ, I'm getting my bloodstripe embroidery file up and running, second try's a charm!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love your choice of pants fabric... looks spot on!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks! good to hear!

a little more tweaking to get the sizes better

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

more tweaking on the bloodstripes file


and then I finished both bloodstripes!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I frackin' LOVE THIS!!! Looks awesome!! I agree with Bob, the fabric looks perfect. Kudos on having the brass to go with the authentic denim!! Never seen anyone else do it yet. The bloodstripes are very well executed; size and spacing looks perfect.

Thanks for the update, and keep them coming. Really enjoying watching your progress and workmanship.

May the Force be with You,

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those bloodstripes rock!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks KrisAntilles!

Thanks Brian! I'm surprised, why would it be harder to use denim as opposed to anything else? I just figured it was a given, I guess. Smile

Here's me about to topstitch the bloodstripe down...


And here's my husband trying them on before I fully put the zipper in and put the waistband on. I must have had him try on the muslin like 4 times and then the final pair (this) at least twice to make sure they fit right. Even now I might wait to finish the inner leg seam until a week or so before he wears them in case his leg size changes significantly.


Mostly finished the pants! booya! They now have lovely beltloops which fit the belt.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done!

and it looks like your husband is going to make a great Solo, he's already got the smirk and attitude Smile
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