Padme (Light Blue Tatooine Midriff) - WIP

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Re: Padme (Light Blue Tatooine Midriff) - WIP

by dragonhawkz » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:58 pm

Love the mini-me.
Well done on everything you've done so far.

Re: Padme (Light Blue Tatooine Midriff) - WIP

by silverbrooke » Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:04 pm

Right. Can officially say I’ve joined the Hasbro collectors club as I found this beauty and am shipping it to my mom in Maryland to smuggle over [emoji1787]

Now to just finish up!

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Re: Padme (Light Blue Tatooine Midriff) - WIP

by Naberrie » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:37 pm

woahhh this is coming along beautifully! i love the beading on the skirt too.. so pretty :smile:

Re: Padme (Light Blue Tatooine Midriff) - WIP

by tenebris » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:25 am

:lol: That little bit at the end.

It's looking awesome.

Re: Padme (Light Blue Tatooine Midriff) - WIP

by silverbrooke » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:50 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3wWjUg ... ure=share

Skirt done.


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Re: Padme (Light Blue Tatooine Midriff) - WIP

by Padme Amidala » Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:57 pm

This is looking wonderful Chantel. AS Empathy said, feedback is is it won't effect clearance but we understand that once you see something you are unhappy with, you will always notice it. I'd advise to make you mind up later once you know what fabric you have left. Again, print them out on paper, pin, take photos and the mannequin and compare with refs using the ?Layout app from instagram. You are more than welcome to message me for a second opinion or anyone else you feel would be best placed to advise. Keep going, you're doing great!

Re: Padme (Light Blue Tatooine Midriff) - WIP

by tenebris » Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:31 am

This is looking really lovely.

On redoing the back panel, its down to you really. The feedback in the group from detachment etc seemed to be that it wouldn't effect clearance.........however i do know all too well the feeling of wanting it to be right. (if i had the energy i would remake everything ive ever made, i think as creators we see the flaws that others don't).

Re: Padme (Light Blue Tatooine Midriff) - WIP

by silverbrooke » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:37 pm

Not much today as it was pay day to go buy food and cat food [emoji1787]. But I got the beads on and now just need to finish sewing on the front panel and then hem.

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Re: Padme (Light Blue Tatooine Midriff) - WIP

by silverbrooke » Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:47 pm

More skirt work today. It stays right up with just some interfacing in the back. I also managed to put in an invisible zipper to save strife in the future because you need that to get the damn thing over the hips.

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So first step is doing the horizontal smushes. This pulled the side seam forward a little, despite me adding more length to the front to accommodate for the bunches. It’s such a light seam I don’t think it will matter at all so I’m not too bothered by this.

Downside is due to the tightness required to hold it up it is a little bit tight. But I thought I’d err on that side because the weight of the thing over time will stretch the fabric to probably an okay fit, especially if I let it sit on the dress form for a while.

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Next up was 20 inches of fabric with thread every inch to make the ruffles. I gathered it and then fluffed it to about 3” across.

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I might still shuffle the ruffle a bit as the one side is a little tighter, but when the beads get put on, I don’t think it will matter. For now it is only attached on the back underside as I needed to hand sew that first to hide it with the top. I left myself some seam allowance on the sides to attach it to the main skirt and straight stitch that after the placement is good.

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So now we have this for the time being, and it is not hemmed yet or beaded. Tomorrow. Overall this skirt has been a much easier job than the top.

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Re assessing my stamping disaster, if I take the time to seam rip I actually only need enough fabric to redo ONE back panel, because the side ones aren’t painted and neither is the front. So this may be less of a disaster than initially expected.

I may still seam rip everything and completely redo the trim, and then put some firmer interfacing on the underside edge to fix that puckering issue I had the first time.


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Padme (Light Blue Tatooine Midriff) - WIP

by silverbrooke » Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:37 pm

Well I got a start on stamping today. This is going to take forever because I have to go back over all of them and hand paint to make sure it is all filled in. You can tell the ones I’ve done [emoji23]


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I’m also sad because I reversed TWO leaves. Can you tell which ones? Lol
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So I tossed it on the mannequin and threw a fake hood on and I think I hate it. It’s in the diamond pattern, placed the right stamps in the right directions...but I think the stamp is too big. Technically it meets what the standard says, but the perfectionist in me wants to rip it all up and start again because I don’t think it’s right enough.


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I think I need to walk away for today, get the rest of y’all’s feedback, and then decide if I want to start over or not. I’m too attached to it right now after kneeling for that long and again might be making a mountain out of an ant hill.

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Re: Padme (Light Blue Tatooine Midriff) - WIP

by silverbrooke » Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:55 am

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Wasn’t all bad the last two days, I made a matching face mask [emoji23]


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Re: Padme (Light Blue Tatooine Midriff) - WIP

by silverbrooke » Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:50 am

Yeah, I thought about it, but it was a LOT of distance to hand sew, I know I wouldn’t get it as consistant, and also that thing is HEAVIER than I thought and even though it isn’t bearing the weight at the top, I was worried about it pulling and revealing stitches if you know what I mean.

Yeah any de-pucker ideas would be great- it is on the underside and probably less of a deal than I am making of it, but you know how it is when you want everything perfect.

Now that I’m awake I’m going to go in and iron it first on the underside, then maybe flip it right side in and try a little hand sew magic around the puckers to use that stretch and even them out.

Re: Padme (Light Blue Tatooine Midriff) - WIP

by tenebris » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:06 am

You've done an amazing job!


If I struggle even if I'm using the right foot, stabilizer and the non stretch has been cut on the bias to help with matching the stretch.......I would look to hand sew. But honestly a few tiny puckers on the underside wont kill anyone if you can live with it. I can poke Kat to see if she has any ideas, more so the info is there than anything else.

Re: Padme (Light Blue Tatooine Midriff) - WIP

by BlueRey » Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:55 pm

That looks ABSOLUTELY stunning, beautiful work!


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Re: Padme (Light Blue Tatooine Midriff) - WIP

by silverbrooke » Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:45 pm

So I got most of the cape done, but none of it is attached today. There are two seams- one meets about armpit boob level and the other on the back side of the shoulder. So I did those.

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Then came the trim struggle. I tried every combination of things- problem was that because I can’t use the walking foot the top fabric goes a bit slower and I would end up with extra fabric and un matched seams.

So I tried using a fusible interface, which did fix it perfectly, but also made the little hem too rigid. Then I tried a stretch fusible interface, which didn’t work when the stretch grain was in the direction I was sewing, but did help when the stretch was opposed to the direction I was sewing. So I edged both layers THE WHOLE WAY AROUND with it and put on the 1/4” trim foot.


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I may be making mountains out of mole hills, and I haven’t tried stretching or ironing them out, but occasionally on the underside of the fabric there is a little pucker. Not sure how to fix it, and I had to use that sewing foot to get the damn thing right to the edge. It’s almost 10 meters around and hand sewing wasn’t a really good option [emoji24]

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It isn’t attached yet and I haven’t ironed the underside yet. I just don’t know about it. I can attach tomorrow or try stamping first. [emoji53]

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