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ellisbelle (Julie Douberly)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:58 pm    Post subject: Raddus Fabric Feeback Please Reply with quote

I got a set of swatches in last week and narrowed it down to two, a tweed and a houndstooth. What do you all think?

The houndstooth:




The right side of the tweed:




The wrong side of the tweed:




The fabric behind them is a scrap of what I made the dress out of.

I'm leaning towards the wrong side of the tweed. Thoughts?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are both beautiful fabrics. If you decide to go with the tweed, you will probably need to cut it on the bias (and flat line it). The RB Coat fabric pattern is more of a square (much like the houndstooth pictured), rather than the tweed (more of 'diamond-ish' shape).

I hope this makes sense!

I look forward to seeing another RB WIP!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LaV317 wrote:
They are both beautiful fabrics. If you decide to go with the tweed, you will probably need to cut it on the bias (and flat line it). The RB Coat fabric pattern is more of a square (much like the houndstooth pictured), rather than the tweed (more of 'diamond-ish' shape).

I hope this makes sense!

I look forward to seeing another RB WIP!



Thanks! These two are half the price of the other fabrics I was considering, so at least there is that.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would not chose the houndstooth. It looks good in a distance, but to me the houndstooth pattern isn't close to the square pattern of the cloak. I would go for the tweed and see if you could align the fabric to get the squares in the right direction.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obi Anne wrote:
I would not chose the houndstooth. It looks good in a distance, but to me the houndstooth pattern isn't close to the square pattern of the cloak. I would go for the tweed and see if you could align the fabric to get the squares in the right direction.


Yes, the tweed would have to be 'realigned', or cut on the bias as I had mentioned, to align the squares. (I do like the tweed better, but the houndstooth has the correct alignment of pattern. Maybe use it as a guideline.)

Ellisbelle: I have also used the underside of fabrics occasionally, as sometimes it is closer to what is needed for a particular costume.

Good luck with your build! Leia Buns
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with the previous comments. Looking through my glasses tweed wins, without glasses houndstooth looks good. (My way of doing distance testing). Razz

I think realigned tweed would make for an excellent choice. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome! Thanks for all the advice. I've got to wait until I get paid at the end of the month to order fabric but I'll be sure to post progress pics. I have the dress made except for the hand hemming.
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