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Cobalt60
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:29 am    Post subject: modify your costumebase pants Reply with quote

Costumebase makes an attractive product at an attractive pricepoint. Unfortunately,
their Han Solo outfit needs modifications to be accepted by the Rebel Legion.
Fortunately, these modifications are Easy. (Read on)....



pin tuck (aka: military piping):
its a straight stitch all the way down the front of the leg


all you do is, iron the existing crease on the front of each leg,
and then sew along the edge of the crease. it's that simple.

example: this is your pants:

you want to iron the existing leg crease, and sew along the edge shown closest to the "12" ball

you can see the new stitching here


when you're done, it should look like this



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riding seam:
turn your pants inside-out! draw the line of the riding seam with a bright crayon.
now follow the same procedure as the pin tuck: fold on the line, and sew 1/8 inch from the fold.

when you're done, it should look like this


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bloodstripes:
surgically remove the old stripes with a seam ripper or "stitch ripper".
then add your new stripes:

you can use an "iron on" product (application is self evident).
OR buy the pre-made machine-embroidered bloodstripe-strip on Ebay.

if you buy the embroidered strip, don't worry if the fabric of the strip doesn't quite match the fabric of the pants.*

just fold that excess fabric under the embroidered part where nobody can see it,
and place the strip on the pants where you want them to sit.
(you can pin the strip in place OR use "stitch witchery" to "iron" in place -- this works best)


now stitch them down. stitch "sideways" across the strip.
(this lets you access the area with your sewing machine, without taking the pants apart)


when you're done, it should look like this


* (( using this method of attaching your embroidery strip,
it doesn't really matter if the background fabric matches the pants exactly..
it still looks good, as long as that excess-fabric is folded under the embroidery, where no one can see it)).






NOW you've done your pin tuck, riding seam, and bloodstripes.
---> now your CB pants will meet Formal RL standards. Cheers!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have a couple questions. the bloodstripes i just bought on ebay are iron on. they are not the correct ones are they? i dont know where to get embroidered ones. also,the riding seem on the back, do i sew that on the inside of the pants?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, you would tuck/sew on the inside of the pants, for the riding seam.

-==-

the iron-on stripes are 'decals'. they are the correct size and shape,
and they give the right look. but they are not embroidered. they are iron-on-paint.

-==-

for the embroidered stripes, look here:
http://costumecostumecostume.com/patches.htm

or, find them on Ebay here: http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Han-Solo-Costume-Pants-side-stripes-Yellow-/120738002560
http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Han-Solo-Costume-Pants-side-stripes-Red-/120738000660

the seller is here:
http://myworld.ebay.com/sf-quartermaster/?_trksid=p4340.l2559
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there. I'm trying to help a friend with an RotJ Han, and we're curious if there are alterations needed to the Costumebase shirt and/or vest? Or just the pants.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not seen a Costumebase ROTJ vest in a while so I have little reference pics to compair. Here is a link to a breakdown of the one used in the movie so you can compair the two vests... http://www.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27859
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