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jeniwan (Jenna Hunt)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject: Topstitching on senatorial belt Reply with quote

Question re: the ANH senatorial belt. I have seen some reference photos (mainly from the current costume exhibit) that show top stitching on at least one screen-used version of Lelia's belt. But on most photos of the costume and while watching the film, I don't see the stitching.
I'm planning to make my belt from upholstery vinyl, at least to start, and stitching would probably give me a nicer construction.
So: is topstitching on the edges of the belt allowed for approval?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya. Smile

I know where the confusion stems from, so I can answer this question.
Leia have two senatorial belts. One for ANH, one for ESB. And when you see this costume in exhibitions you see the ESB version.
The two belts are similar, but they are not the same. The ANH belt is actually slimmer than the ESB belt and yes, it has fine top stitching close to the edge. The ESB belt also has a more distinct curve on the top of the belt than the ANH belt does.
And of course, neither has the same shape as the ceremonial belt. Wink

If you make your belt with fine top stitching as was done in ANH then it will be just fine. The trick is to make sure it looks good and there are no wrinkling or creases. Good luck with it.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the detailed reply! That makes a lot of sense. (You can tell I am very new to this costume still :-) )

Okay, I will give it a try and am glad to know I can do it with or without... we'll see what looks best.

Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best of luck with it. Smile I only know all of that, because I've spent way to much time looking at this costume. Laughing
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