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(WIP) TFA Leia Blue Dress
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:59 pm    Post subject: (WIP) TFA Leia Blue Dress Reply with quote

hi,

I'm Emilie, I'm from Paris, France.

So I find out this dress is a topic of interest right now... and I'm starting my own!
I bought the fabric today.

I thought I'd share with you.

So Here is the fabric I found for the outter dress :

(Bought today at Reine, Marché Saint-Pierre, ground floor, linen-kind of.)
9,90€/meter

And here for the inner dress :

It's taffeta, 19,90€/meter.

And these are the sewing patterns I'll be using to help me with the shapes :
OUTTER DRESS: vogue 9050

I picked this one because of the neckline cut, which should be convenient to change into a "star".
Also the center seam in very similar to the original dress ; and the two vertical side seams will make it easy to cut the "square" shape out. It's like, already traced. I'll just make it much longer and also, a little bit larger on the lower back (tail) to give it volume.

INNER DRESS : NewLook 6567

Options A or G should work okay. The leckline is low enough not to be visible under the outer dress. There are no seams in the front or in the waist, because Leia's dress doesn't show any : her inner dress is like, plain blue, almost in one piece.
I'll make it longer, down to the ground, as the dress should be.

I'm very happy with these resources. I hope you find them helpfull too!

cheers!

Emilie
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bonjour Emile!

I'm interested in making the blue dress myself, so I'd like to follow your tread and wish you success. Smile

About the underdress, some photos show a seam in the center front, like this one.



The proposal for the standard (it's here: http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=78177) says:
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2. INNER DRESS
Straight, ankle length dress made of a matte medium blue-gray, light-weight fabric (suggested: silk or silk-like fabric). The dress has a front center seam and narrow wrist-length sleeves.


I just thought to let you know before you started cutting...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ARGHL
THANK YOU!!


Then I bought that sewing pattern for nothing. Crying or Very sad

But that's not a photo, that's a drawing! Plus : its neckline "star" has only two points instead of three!
So it's hardly accurate.

I need to find better pictures.

EDIT : all right, all right, there is a front seam, I can see it here : http://hollywoodmoviecostumesandprops.blogspot.fr/2016/01/han-solo-and-general-leia-organa.html
(darn it)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to have been the bearer of bad news. Sad

Can't you use the pattern anyway, adding that seam?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I will. Smile
But thank you for being super-aware! I would have been sorry to make a dress and find out afterwards that it doesn't meet the requirement.

Although i DID read the topic you quoted. I feel stupid now. Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emilie wrote:

Although i DID read the topic you quoted. I feel stupid now. Razz


You're not the only one, I read the whole thing three times before noticing. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's really easy to add a fake seam by just pinching the fabric inside and sewing the existing fabric together. Otherwise, you could just cut a line down the front and sew it that way.

One thing to remember about the proposed standards is that they aren't finalized yet and that they could change before they are approved by the Costume Standards Committee, so keep your eye on them for changes.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About the earing,

is there 2 or 3 triangles?
I supposed 3, to match the dress. But in the photo only 2 are visible.
What do you think?

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fr.starwars/images/3/30/LeiaOrganaTFA.png/revision/latest?cb=20160110155809
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at a larger file of the same image, and I'm pretty sure it has three points just like the dress, only the small ones are so small the last one is hard to see due to the angle.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello!

Here are some updates about my Leia Blue Dress!

A friend of mine advised me against the pattern I had chosen for the outter-dress.
She helped me draw another one, that wouldn't have two sewing lines in the front.
So after many tests, here it is :
 
in purple : sewing lines.
in green : vilene.
 
http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=445242IMG4603.jpg


http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=513669IMG4604copie.jpg

 
So that's my final pattern. You can see it's been modified quite a lot. I actually had to sew three times the dress before getting the right look. :
 
First test :
http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=644147IMG4514.jpg

 
Second test :
http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=324556IMG4552.jpg

 
(I'll spare you the third one)
 
And here is the achived outter-dress! I'll have to shorten it, but I'll do that when wearing my boots.
http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=182123IMG4606.jpg


It's worn over a beige dress, which is made from the pattern I'll be using for the final blue under-dress.
 
The hairpiece is ordered to https://www.facebook.com/DecorumetBagatelle

Tryouts on november 15th!
 
Jewels have been ordered to http://vegetalica.com/
 
I am very happy with the ring :
http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=579668parurebijouxleiastarwars71.jpg

 
But very disappointed by the earings. I did pay for the order, but I'm looking for a new artist to make better ones.
http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=577798parurebijouxleiastarwars74.jpg

 
Voilà!
I'm quite happy with my costume so far. I have the right fabric, nice accessories. It's going to look good! I'm looking forward to wearing it, and hopefully, ti have it approve by your judges to be able to sign up with the french Rebel Legion!
 
Emilie


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm struggling so hard with these images... Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks fantastic so far! Your final collar triangles look great. I look forward to seeing more progress.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi guys as you know I have been following this thread im hoping to have an outfit for orlando!
I know in another thread a standard was being drawn up do we know whether this has been approved yet?
Also i have many swatches from a paint colour scheme unfortunatel at celebration i only saw one TFA end gown so matched it up. Is the a fabric colur or type approved yet?
sorry for the questions!
hope you dont mind
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The standard hasn't been approved yet as it is still being discussed by the detachment.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Salut Emilie, J'ai préparé une traduction en français du standard de cette leia deja. Des que le standard est approuvé en anglais, je te ferais parvenir la traduction française si ca t'intéresse Smile
Je l'ai pré-traduit pour une amie belge qui est en train de faire le costume aussi. Je pense que la bague que tu as trouvé pourrait surement l'intéresser. Chouettes débuts en tout cas.


Lora Skywalker : remember there is a french version of the standard already prepared, I just need to add the small changes made since I posted them. Wink
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