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Padme Amidala Padme's Gold Picnic Dress v3.0

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by kay_dee, Feb 10, 2004.

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  1. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I was reckless with my boning as well, and it works fine. I just used a really think fabric for the interfacing and that worked really well. But then I kinda flew by the seat of my pants for most of the costume.
     
  2. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    I use a quite soft boning so it adapts to my body.

    Today has been a really nice picnic-day. I've sewed my blouse, I love the big puffy sleeves, and while I was waiting for a friend I went into a shoe store, and found myself a pair of really nice and comfortable, white ballet slippers!
     
  3. Koshka-the-Cat

    Koshka-the-Cat Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I was in the checkout line today and saw a prom dress that made me look twice on the cover of the Seventeen Prom Issue. It's a strapless yellow satin dress with a sheer skirt and floral type decorations on it. Definitely seems picnic dress inspired :)

    Well, at least to someone in love with the picnic dress :)

    Here's a [link=http://www.seventeen.com/lifestyle/pr.home.epl]link[/link] to the magazine...
     
  4. kay_dee

    kay_dee Jedi Master star 4

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    Wow Katherine, I agree that totally looks like a Picnic inspired prom dress. It continues to take over the nation!

    -Kay Dee

     
  5. PadawansGuide

    PadawansGuide Jedi Youngling star 3

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    You know, I saw that magazine in the supermarket and I thought the same thing! It does look picnic inspired! :)

    Maggie
     
  6. Obi-Dawn Kenobi

    Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Those copycats!
     
  7. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    Well at least they have good taste.
     
  8. spacelady

    spacelady Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yeah yeah, they're just trying to look good guys, come on :p

    Argh Hilary Duff(Spl) :mad: *Mutters to self*

    And for that lost pattern sleeve the number was:
    Simplicity#5843
    I can't seem to find a pic, lol :p



    Edited to add link: [link=http://www.simplicity.com/assets/5843/5843.jpg]Simplicity 5843[/link]
     
  9. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have that pattern. Does someone need a picture of the sleeve? If you do just PM me your email addy.
     
  10. Obi-Dawn Kenobi

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    Hey all :)

    I found those black ballet slipper shoes that a lot of us got at Payless in white and silver at Shoe Carnival. I didn't buy them, but thought I'd mention it here if anyone is interested. You can also order them online in even more colors from the manufacturer (which is different from the Payless brand):

    [link=http://www.shoespot.com/item_detail.asp?pid=1587&crp=1]Rocket Dog Shoes/Ballet Slippers[/link]

    The only drawback about these as potential picnic shoes, they have the words 'Rocket Dog' emblazoned in gold on the back of the heel, where it is visible. But, they do seem sturdier than the Payless version.
     
  11. JainaMSolo

    JainaMSolo Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Dawn, I remember seeing those at a shoe store around here, too! Maybe it was DSW or something. They caught my eye because they had them in silver, and I thought they might work with my rainbow dress. But when I tried them on, they pinched my feet. :( And they were also rather expensive (certainly more than $8!).

    Caitlin
     
  12. Sister_Sola

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    My friend tried on those Rocket Dog shoes when we were shopping for her wedding shoes.

    We couldn't stop making jokes about "faster than a speeding tennis ball.... it's.... Rocket Dog! Rawrrr!"
     
  13. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    That is exactly the shoe that I have bought!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: But mine doesn't say Rocket Dog or anything.
     
  14. surlygirlie

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    Hey, Dawn...
    so, is the "Rocket Dog" logo molded into the shoe, or just printed on?
    If it's printed on, it might be worth testing a little corner of it to see if nail polish remover will get rid of the logo without damaging the shoe.

    What a random brand name for such a delicate looking piece of footwear. :p
     
  15. Obi-Dawn Kenobi

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    It was just painted on, if I recall correctly. And I agree, the whole 'Rocket Dog' term is just strange. [face_laugh]
     
  16. FERDALUMP

    FERDALUMP Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Rocket Dog-- [face_laugh] Funny name indeed. The shoes look great. I have a pair of black ballet slipper shoes that I love, love love! They are leather and have one strap across the top of your foot. They are the most comfortable shoes in the world, and come in white and brown and several other colors--Great shos for Cons. They are made "Just Libby" (of Sam & Libby) and you should be able to find them at department stores or online. Of course I always feel like a princess when I wear such delicate shoes--but these are sort of special to me (yes, what a sap--I'm attached to shoes) But my aunt gave them to me after I had made one of Sydney's costumes--and the card said "Every good fairy needs a pair of beautiful slippers." Awwwwww..... :_|

    And Yes--that Prom dress does look similar. Life imitating art!

    ~Ferd :)
     
  17. Obi-Dawn Kenobi

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    :D Petite_Padme has completed her dress and sent me pictures of it via e-mail. I'm going to be hosting them for her and will have them up for you all to see soon, but I just couldn't wait to come in here and gush over how wonderful it turned out! She did a fantastic job and you gals will be most impressed! :D

    I'll try to get them up later today!
     
  18. Obi-Dawn Kenobi

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    Her pictures can be seen here:

    [link=http://www.geocities.com/anukisanqet/PetitePadme1.html]Petite_Padme's picnic dress[/link]

    You did a beautiful job, Petite_Padme. :D
    It looks like you made your own sequins with the butterfly punch too. Hope your hands didn't get too sore from all that punching! LOL!
    It also looks like you used the Sulky when you embroidered the corset. I've used it once on another project and have to say that kay_dee was right about that stuff. It works great! :)

    Hope to hear all about the details from you! Plus, if you want me to add info with the pics about pattern numbers or the fabrics you used, etc. just let me know.
     
  19. spacelady

    spacelady Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    :eek: Wow!! That dress is soooo pretty!!!! :eek: :D
     
  20. FERDALUMP

    FERDALUMP Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Petite_Padme Your gown is lovely!! You look so beautiful in it as well. You did a gorgeous job on it, it looks just like the original -You should be so proud!

    Thanks Dawn for the pics! :)

    ~Ferd
     
  21. surlygirlie

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    Petite_Padme, that is a totally aces job!
    Nice work!

    applause applause
     
  22. liannb

    liannb Jedi Knight star 5

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    Fantastic job Petite Padme, its beautiful.
     
  23. Sister_Sola

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    Excellent job Petite Padmé! It looks perfectly authentic!
     
  24. MiraxTHorn

    MiraxTHorn Jedi Master star 4

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    Wow! That is just gorgeous! Way to go, P-P!

    Regards,
    M.
     
  25. kay_dee

    kay_dee Jedi Master star 4

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    Wowee Petite Padme! Nice work! I think it's fantastic how you were able to incorporate some of the techniques shared on this bboard to make a very authentic picnic gown. I'm glad my sulky techniqued worked out for your embroidery - as well as Obi-Dawn's hand punched white flower technique.

    You should be proud of your creation - Congratulations!

    -Kay Dee
     
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