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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like a nice fabric. For the skirt? Don't know much about this costume, but I look forward to pictures. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, McCall Pattern 4107 didn't work (glad I made a mock up). So, I'm having to try my hand at altering a pattern..this is not going to be pretty.

duh.....
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there standards for this gown? Being the mother of a senator/former queen does that automatically place her in the R/S category?

That skirt fabric looks nice. Altering patterns can be tricky, but you will be so much more satisfied with the outcome when you get it right. Mock-ups are a MUST!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are no standards, I'm the first person to make this gown. That is why I wanted someone on the costume committee taking a look at it, before I plung money and scissors into the fabric I have Wink


R/S category..is there another one?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you think plain polyester would work?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cassandra's Sola Naberrie is in Old Republic R/S, so I don't see why not.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I'm thinking for the top poly or brushed swade
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, that was a reply to Rachel O about costume placement, not the fabric question! jeez


I usually try to avoid plain polyester. I'd got for a nice blend, personally.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, if you can, avoid plain polyester. You'll be much happier with the end result.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, okay. I thought since I was gong to burn the emblem into the poly it would be more effective for the low cost bodice and more money on the skirt material which is so pretty.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naergi wrote:
I haven't seen that fabric in person yet (and therefore can neither judge the size of the ribs nor the drape of the fabric!), but this might work for the blouse (they do send out swatches!).
Also, this or this probably wouldn't be the worst choice for the skirt fabric.


Well, both of those fabrics are on backorder Sad. The one that was crunched, do you know exactly what the name of that pattern was?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MotF wrote:
Do you think plain polyester would work?


Polyester is a fiber (and tells nothing about the weave). What weave are you talking about? Wink
Also, I think it greatly depends on the weave what the fabric will look like - I've seen quite a few wonderful polyester brocades, jacquards and damask; and one instance of polyester duchesse, which I prefer over silk duchesse because it frays less and is washable.
And I found polyester-woven fabric tolerable (when wearing - polyester *alone* would feel like wearing a plastic bag, because that's what it is...) if it's completely lined with natural fabric, like cotton or (better) fine linen - that natural fabric creates some sort of membrane between the polyester and the body, so 'failing deodorant' isn't an issue any more like with polyester-woven fabrics only Wink

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Ah, okay. I thought since I was gong to burn the emblem into the poly it would be more effective for the low cost bodice and more money on the skirt material which is so pretty.


How are you planning to 'burn the emblem into the poly'?
Let me see if I get that right:
You're planning to buy *polyester velvet* (super rare, but not unobtainable... velvet is rather woven from acetate, nylon, rayon, cotton or silk / rayon and in some cases mohair wool) for the vest, and then you'll "burn" the pattern into it... how?

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The one that was crunched, do you know exactly what the name of that pattern was?


I know I have a super short term memory - right now have no idea what the 'crunched' fabric was... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, just plain polyester
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MotF wrote:
No, just plain polyester

And you're going to burn out "plain polyester" (whatever kind of weave that may be...) how? (I'm just asking again to make sure that I understand what you're trying to do!)
BTW, the original vest was definitely made from a velvet weave - I'd think silk/rayon velvet because 1. that material was used so much on the costumes and 2. it's the only material that can be burned out using the usual methods.
Granted, it could also be nylon/acetate velvet and the motifs could have been *stamped* into the velvet; but since that method, as far as I can tell, hasn't been used on any of the other costumes, I don't believe that it was used for *this* costume.
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