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Padme's Tattooine Peasant Disguise (Ep I)

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:13 pm    Post subject: Padme's Tattooine Peasant Disguise (Ep I) Reply with quote

For the blue fabric on this costume, should this be crocheted?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's in the standards as "blue crinkled fabric," but that's honestly something I disagree with. However, you can get away with that.

What I did for mine, which is a sort of approximation that worked out okay, is I found a loosely woven scarf and removed 90% of the vertical threads, then put that on top of a cotton gauze. I've been thinking of redoing it with a cheesecloth and following the same method, plus anchoring the horizontal threads with some zig-zag stitches. My threads are always catching on everything.

And really, I've been searching for this fabric for *years* and haven't been able to find it, so it's kind of, make do with something approximate, or make it yourself. If you're up for crocheting it, I'd love to see how that turns out!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:11 pm    Post subject: Fabric Reply with quote

The blue fabric on my belt is just some white gauze dyed blue! Haha. The fabric does sort of look like gauze. But since I can't crochet, I think I may buy some white crocheted fabric, and then dye it with the same dye I used on the belt Smile And then sew it into the undershirt of course! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:16 pm    Post subject: Crocheted Fabric Reply with quote

I just started browsing online for some fabrics I can use for the sleeves.
How does this fabric look? Would this be acceptable for formal approval?(when sewn and converted to the undershirt of course)

http://www.amazon.com/Island-Breeze-Gauze-Royal-Fabric/dp/B005593P1C/ref=pd_sim_ac_10

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks an awful lot like what I used for my under-layer to the shirt. Go for it.

If you find a good source for the top layer stuff, please do post it. I want to redo my shirt some time soon, as the threads are starting to get ratty.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I managed to grab some close up photos and yeah, it's actually two layers: A stable shaped shirt in gauze, probably cotton, with a pieced overlay of a loosely woven material.

You could quite possibly make that fabric by layering rows and rows a loosely twisted cotton/rayon blend threads and top stitching every 8-10mm or so. If you do this you'll need solvy or the like to keep the layers in places as you sew. I have been looking at this technique for making faux feather boas. It works well. Just frustrating!
I think the original was woven with rough wefts and very strong warp threads that were only in place every 8-10mm as well.

You can also see that the second layer is only used where it is needed in the first photo. That is of the underarm area where the tunic has just pulled away enough to expose the under gauze layer.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello!! Just like everything else that involves here.. none of it exists. When I made my Invasion gown I literally spent hours sewing 1 inch strips of material your supposed to make "scarves" with.. honestly, what you've posted here looks A LOT like some of the stuff I passed by at Joannes in the crochet section while looking for my black webbing. Even picked it up I think. I have a love hate relationship with her dresses. The detail and superb quality that went into them is so stunning. Whats not fun is the shopping involved to actually find it all.

In your findings what you've posted is Gauze. In the right color yes, But material wise its not correct. The material you've posted in your first image has holes. Lots of em. In odd places all over it. That gauze you posted however might work for the under material to layer it. But what I recommend is to get out to a couple fabric stores and start shopping around. Take a camera and post em here! Very Happy

Based upon my research on her dresses (I know nothing about this one unfortunately) but from reading about other ones, they probably spent months crocheting material together x.x

I hope any of this rambling helps.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:31 am    Post subject: Gray Wrist bands and Belt Reply with quote

Thank you for the tips everyone! I think I'm also going to use some gray gauze fabric for the gray wrist bands.

My Belt is almost finished, I just need some help with the piece of fabric hanging down from the belt. How wide should this fabric be?



Thanks! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont know this costume enough (I am ONLY assuming here) is it the same width as the belt unraveled? I do a lot of Obis. and Her belt Looks (from here) like a scrunched up Obi. and when I scrunch I generally use the width of the body size of the belt plus 3/4

So if the width of the item was 1 yard, youd add 3/4 of a yard. =1 3/4 of a yard

Maybe someone will know better than I on this costume!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Dawn here. However wide the wrap around the belt is, that's how wide the pieces hanging down are.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After chatting about this costume with you the other night, I thought I would take some close-up photos of my belt for you. I spent a lot of painstaking time mapping out what embroidery goes where (brown embroidery anyway) and just how big and dense the circles are. Since I don't have my sketches any more, I offer a closer look at my belt, which is totally my favorite part of the costume.



These last three are with the top layer folded back so you can see the embroidery better. The top layer is bunched up and tacked down so it doesn't go anywhere while I troop.







I did the machine zig-zag directly onto the brown wool and then backed it with some canvass. If I could do this over again, I would back it with the canvass first, so it won't buckle or stretch.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:47 pm    Post subject: Belt fabric Reply with quote

Hey Jenna! Thanks for giving me advice about the belt. I was looking at some more reference pictures, and I noticed in this one, the blue fabric on the belt looks slightly darker than the fabric of the shirt:



I bought some darker fabric, similar in texture to my shirt fabric. I think I am going to add this to my belt so that it is more accurate looking. What do you think?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds reasonable to me! That's exactly what I did myself. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a different material all together. you can see how course the shirt is and how much more dense the "Obi"/Belt is. It reminds me sooo much of an obi lolAnd this is not due to it being crumpled up. you can practically see through the shirt material Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much for this! I was doubting whether to get the usual Indian cotton or gauze to dye blue!
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