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Best fabric for Leia dress?

 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:43 pm    Post subject: Best fabric for Leia dress? Reply with quote

I'm making Leias ANH white gown. What's the best fabric to use? I was thinking maybe white poplin?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What most people use is called "Jet Set," and it can be found pretty cheaply at JoAnn fabric.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll look it up on amazon, thanks! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The more expensive option would be to make the version made out of silk, but of course, most go for the cheaper one. Wink Just make sure the fabric has a nice drape, and buy enough for two full dresses.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Jet Set poly at JoAnn is what I used, however I highly recommend you finish the edges immediately after cutting out your pieces, as it frays terribly. It's also not wide enough for the sleeves to be as long as I wanted, so I ended up remaking mine with a seam at the waist.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think if you're taller than 5'5", a waist seam helps a lot in getting the sleeves long enough.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SongofAmazon wrote:
I think if you're taller than 5'5", a waist seam helps a lot in getting the sleeves long enough.


Agreed. I'm about 5'5" and they were just a little short for my liking. Probably would've been approvable, but I personally didn't like the length.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is so true. I am 5'9" and even 60" wide fabric isn't nearly wide enough for making the sleeves long enough. I am so glad that a waist seam possible.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The trick is to put in a place that it is completely covered by the belt, so we can't see it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:30 am    Post subject: new fabric Reply with quote

There is a new Jet set.2 at joann's that is even better than the original. It is a dollar more a yard but it is so so worth it! Ive made this dress 3 times now and this new (new as of mid 2019) jet set is far superior to the old. its a little thicker and less see through, and seems to snag and run way less!
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