Padme Amidala Padme Purple Dress - Loyalist Committee

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Mrs_MayimNaar, Feb 26, 2002.

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  1. FERDALUMP Jedi Knight

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    As ya'll might know I'm currently tackling this beautiful gown. I have made a website to journal my progress. Just the home page is up now,but I will be adding pictures of the fabric and my subject this week, and will add journal entries frequently to give a tutorial on how I'm constucting this gown and headpiece. I'd love for you to visit :)

    Ferd's Senate Dress Journal
  2. Julia_aka_JJ Jedi Knight

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    Jun 28, 2002
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    Neat Ferdalump! I'll check that out a lot as your piecing it all together. Just out of curiousity, have you made pages like that for any of your other gowns? Or just this one because it is so tricky?
  3. FERDALUMP Jedi Knight

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    I, personally don't have any other tutorial sites right now, BUT I know there are several on the Naboo Picnic Dress, and plenty on Jedi costumes. I would love to do more, and probably will as soon as time permits :) Thanks for looking---FERD
  4. Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus

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  5. Mrs_MayimNaar Jedi Master

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    Cool idea for a journal, Ferd! I can't wait to read more of it!

    We must see regular updates!!! [face_clown]
  6. FERDALUMP Jedi Knight

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    Just a note to say I have just updated my journal on the making of this gown-- a lot more to come soon-but here's a little bit with pictures!! :)

    updated journal

    Thanks for looking everybody!!
    :) Ferd
  7. Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus

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    Wowie! I'm jealous of all that fabric you found!

    I'm stuck with some satin I still think is a little too purple, but it's all I can find. And there is NO good velvet anywhere. :( *pouts*

    Oh well, it should turn out well as long as the hues match and blend well. :)
  8. Amidala-Leia Jedi Master

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    Did you check out the velvet at Silk Connection? You would have to dye it, but it's the perfect pattern IMO.
  9. FERDALUMP Jedi Knight

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    Has anyone been able to get the silk connection velvet? I have tried and tried to order some, but they keep saying it's out of stock-now until end of August!! :(
    I personally couldn't wait that long and dye it, and sew iit and do ererything else on my plate before October--but it is definatly perfect, and my 1st choice!
    Ferd
  10. Amidala-Leia Jedi Master

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    I haven't tried to get it yet, but I have time. This project is number two on my list right now.
  11. Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus

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    Well I got the fabric for the dress yesterday. 40% off! Yeah baby! ;)

    I'm going to wait until later to get the silk connection stuff. See if anything turns up locally. I'm not going to rush this one. I'm going to take as much time as I need. :)
  12. Shiri_ani Jedi Knight

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    I'm going to have a go at making this dress..i'm not sure about materials as i'm across the other side of the world, so me going to silk connection(as we don't have one here).

    But i'll try and make it.
  13. queenseamstress TFN Costumes Staff

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    Ferd-the fabrics you picked out are very pretty!
    I was looking at the new Insider, and there is a great picture of Dorme's gown...I was noticing all of the complimenting and echoing features it has of Padme's purple gown-the understated dark patterned fabric with complimentary lighter lining and piped trim, similar lines in the neck of the cloak/coat and basic shape of the undergown-fitted bodice and a-line bottom...even her hairstyle is a similar shape, just without the basket headress...
    Did anyone else notice this?
  14. Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus

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    I don't get the insider. :( Maybe I should ;)
  15. Julia_aka_JJ Jedi Knight

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    Hey it's quiet in here along with many other Padme threads... where is everyone!?! 8-}

    How is the process of making this dress going? Is it as tricky as it appears? Ferd how's your journal coming along? Talk-Talk peoples!
  16. Mrs_MayimNaar Jedi Master

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    I've been focusing on the white/blue-tatooine remake as well as my picnic dress, so I haven't had time to focus on this dress :eek:( or the money!

    But I too am curious about other people's progress!
  17. FERDALUMP Jedi Knight

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    Hey Ya'll! I'm still here. I was away because of a death in my family :( but am finally back to my sewing machine and will be giving you an update and more pictures as soon as I can.
    :) Ferd
  18. FERDALUMP Jedi Knight

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    Just updated my journal for those of you who are following. :) See link above
    Ferd
  19. Mrs_MayimNaar Jedi Master

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    hmmm....Am I doing something wrong? It still says coming soon...

    ?

    <----feeling sheepish
  20. FERDALUMP Jedi Knight

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    Hmmmmm- :confused:

    Try this link:

    Ferd's Journal

    At the bottom you can find the different entries, I hope :)

    Ferd
  21. Mrs_MayimNaar Jedi Master

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    Journal entry 2 says it's coming soon.

    Maybe I'm just jumping the gun, and #1 is your update! LOL -- sorry, FERD!

    [face_clown]
  22. FERDALUMP Jedi Knight

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    Updated again, with a picture of the early stages of the under dress' bodice I am hand beading right now.
    Read about my progress in my journal
    (link is given a few posts above)
    Thanks ya'll!
    Ferd :)
  23. rvqavalon Jedi Knight

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    The picture doesn't show up for me--it's the Red X of Death. T_T

    Kate
  24. FERDALUMP Jedi Knight

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    RED 'X' of death has been destroyed- :)
    Please check back, and thanks for letting me know!
    Ferd :)
  25. ObI-WaN-JeDi-GuRl Jedi Master

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    I can only get to your journal entry 3 where it shows her and you holding up the top...I can't get any farther.
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