Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

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Re: Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

Post by stripeythecat » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:40 pm

Think I've got probable fabrics for the dress and cloak now and have put them on the US forum for costume judges to "approve" before anything is cut. This is the effect of the two together -
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Re: Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

Post by stripeythecat » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:47 pm

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This is the real dress fabric. There is a lot of discussion about the little pieces of white (bobbin) thread which failed to dye, pulled through from the underneath, giving the appearance when well lit, of being glittery. Some people are using slightly sparkly fabric but I don't intend to. The standard is happy either way.
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Re: Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

Post by stripeythecat » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:49 pm

This is my possible - it's fishnet, overlaid onto a chocolate brown dress fabric.
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Re: Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

Post by stripeythecat » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:55 pm

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Finding possible fabric was not easy. These were just for the cloak!! Moral of the story is that colour is very deceptive online ...
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Re: Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

Post by tenebris » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:40 pm

Are you going with a melton? I know the standard says sateen, but none of the close up refs I've seen support that.

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Re: Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

Post by stripeythecat » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:05 pm

This is sort of satiny - I have to be honest and say I haven't heard the term Melton before now but thank you, I will certainly look into it. I did get some light wool samples but wasn't keen on any. Not knowing much about fabric I was primarily looking for colour (the elusive seal brown) and something that draped, plus was aiming for the matt satin. Kat does have a clever idea to give mine a bit more body though and there is more texture on mine than on a flat satin ...?!
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Re: Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

Post by tenebris » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:24 am

I'll have a chat with Kat.

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Re: Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

Post by stripeythecat » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:00 am

I've had feedback from a judge on the US forum now effectively saying the fabrics should be ok. If I can find anything better that would be great, otherwise I'll stick with what I've got.
Coco Chanel (Kat) is doing the really tricky pattern now so I'll be heading off looking for lining material ...
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The sleeves are just for placement.
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Re: Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

Post by stripeythecat » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:14 am

Boots wise, the CRL says "Plain black closed toe boots with low heel, up to 2". No buckles etc" so I can use these comfy ones -
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Re: Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

Post by tenebris » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:01 am

Great progress :)

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Re: Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

Post by stripeythecat » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:04 pm

Progress on the cloak ... (kindly modelled by Kat's Mum)
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Re: Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

Post by Padme Amidala » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:12 pm

Just to be clear, there is no centre back seam and the pattern is on the fold. I just used the folded edge of the duvet to get it even.

Top tip - use old duvets and sheets from charity shops (washed and cleaned) for toiles. This cost £1.50, which is very cost effective.

the bottom edge of the sleeve will be slightly rounded as it nears the floor (the cloak sits off the floor) and will meet that back seam that is topstitched on.

The dress is near full length, is scoop necked, fill sleeved and flared over the hips to give drape. I will likely add in two bust darts for shaping.

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Re: Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

Post by Jerrick Sunrunner » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:57 pm

toiles?
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Re: Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

Post by tenebris » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:35 pm

Jerrick Sunrunner wrote:
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toiles?
Mock up of the garment in cheap fabric, usually best to use something of the same sort of weight, calico or old sheets.


Its looking great guys :)

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Re: Crait Leia - (brown cloak and dress from The Last Jedi) WIP

Post by stripeythecat » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:10 pm

Thank you!
Now for Leia's bracelet, worn on her right wrist. This is the real one.
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