Padme Amidala Padmé's "Sleepless Knights" gown

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  1. Kasey8473 Jedi Knight

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    Nidrail, you did a beautiful job! It looks great!
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  3. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Nidrail,the dress for the doll turned out beautifully! =D=


    Ooooo! Did you strictly followed the pattern or modify it to make it even more baggy to accomodate the fake tummy?

    I got this pattern at hand and when I'm free will like to try it out. Am planning to add those seams on the front too (guess got to do it by hand since my sewing machine suck with only a few basic stitches) so wonder how much modification is needed. ;)
  4. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    Thanks Darth_Eagle! I can't wait to see your version off of this pattern... I haven't tried it yet but it does look cool!
  5. Natalie1988 Jedi Knight

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    modify it but i don't have a tummy ... is esay to modify this pattern !

    Good luck !
  6. Nidrail Moderator Emeritus

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    :oops: Goodness! I totally forgot to comment on your gown, Natalie1988! I'm very sorry! Your version turned out really beautiful! Awesome job on it!
  7. Natalie1988 Jedi Knight

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    no problem ! ;)

    thanks ! i'm glad you like my dress !
  8. Natalie1988 Jedi Knight

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    i'm back of Con*Cept, a convention of Sc-fic at Montreal
    and ... i entered the Mascarade... and guess what ?...

    I WON A PRICE !!! ^^... Best Props Fo My Lavender Dress and everybody loved my dress !!!!


    fews pics !!!

    me and Vader :

    http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/4954/imgp0492ye6.jpg


    me and dressing a galaxy book (Wow i touch it lol )

    http://img348.imageshack.us/img348/9193/imgp0470zm8.jpg

    other one with Vader:

    http://img165.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp0469rr1.jpg

    a cute pic of me :

    http://img348.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp0486oz1.jpg
  9. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    Congrats Natalie. Sounds and looks like you had a great time. :)
  10. Sister_Sola Manager Emeritus

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    Very cute! Looks great Natalie!
  11. Natalie1988 Jedi Knight

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  12. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Lovely Natalie I used the pattern, made a few alterations. I made the corset underneath a lace up one, for support. And I used a darker blue satin. No photos yet, but in two weeks attending a Con in Sydney, hope to have some then. ;)
  13. Natalie1988 Jedi Knight

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    Thanks !

    i would like to see your pics ! ;)
  14. JillVader Jedi Padawan

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    There's a beautiful pattern by McCall's:
    http://www.sewingpatterns.com/sewingframe.php?mdl=http://www.smartcart.com/1sew/cgi/search.cgi?terms=costumes::&category=Costumes

    I haven't seen it actually made, but the sample in the picture looks great!
  15. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Im not a slim lady, due to the medication I have to take for my cancer, but I was pleased with the gown...

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v309/Adalia-Durron/Supanova/DSC04083.jpg]

    Heres me with my daughter last Sunday..

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v309/Adalia-Durron/Supanova/DSC04098.jpg]
  16. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    It's beautiful! ;)

    Now this is really itching me to try out the pattern, modify it and make my Gown too, tho' I'll probably combined it with a simplified version of her AOTC Bathrobe since I don't wear anything sleevesless. [face_blush]
  17. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Thank you!! I made a large velvet cape with satin lining under it, and it covered my shoulders. And I look at it and know I shouldnt wear sleevless either. Hmmm....

    I was pleased with the way it turned out, and the pattern works well, the corset under it gave me a bit of grief, but fiddling got it done. It does pay to have it, supports the wiggly/jiggly bits :p Although, due to my bust size, I was unable to use the zipper they suggested. I altered it and made it a lace up corset under it. My daughter was able to 'tie me in' so it was firm fitting around the bust.
  18. Natalie1988 Jedi Knight

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  19. Takianna Force Ghost

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    Great pictures and great job. Everybody's looks great! I love mine too, but didn't break it out this year for Halloween as I had planned. It was a bit cold here.
  20. Benae_Quee Jedi Master

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    Wow, I might actually have to try my pattern out, these all come out great looking :)
  21. Darth_Meanders Force Ghost

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    Great work as always Adalia - and nicely photographed as well ;)
  22. spacelady Force Ghost

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    Looks great, Adalia-Durron! And that Padmé corset gown for you daughter looks really cute on her! :)

    ~Spacelady
  23. JediJen-aaha Force Ghost

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    I'm just wondering, is the McCall's pattern the best one to use for this gown?
  24. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    It was pretty easy to folow and the fall of the drappery at the back worked really well, I could see how it would fall as soon as I cut it out.
  25. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Well, without proper research on the exact design of the dress, I'll say that it's the closest thing we got for this Gown. ;)

    It's not prefect as you still got to draft a proper drape or split the front to create those pieces that are sew together using those "Cross Stitch" Stitches and a few other stuffs but by following the basic design given, you can create a Gown that is easily recognized as Padme's "Sleepless Knights" Gown.

    So it's recommanded for those wanting to do this dress.
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