Padme Amidala Padme's green velvet robe from Episode 3

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by jedilucass, Dec 21, 2004.

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  1. Sabia_Ronit Jedi Knight

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    Thank you for posting the make-up colours. I was actually almost right on with shades I have from some other companies.
    I just received my almost completed gown on Tuesday of last week and I love it. I have been lurking on this thread to get tips on making the dress and my seamstress has been working hard to complete it.
  2. xoxostarrdustxoxo Jedi Knight

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    Jul 5, 2005
    Oh wait no it was Dharma trading that had it for 11 dollars
  3. xoxostarrdustxoxo Jedi Knight

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    Oh but denver fabrics does have it for 9.98 a yard but its out of stock and comes in only one color
  4. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Has anyone used the olive green silk velvet from SyFabrics? Is that an acceptable replacement for the out of stock moss green that Denver Fabrics had?

    ~Doc_Bev
  5. PadawansGuide Jedi Knight

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    It's darker than the denverfabrics stuff and slightly browner. syfabrics will do swatches for cheap - I'd get a swatch before ordering. It's very nice velvet though. I might just dye my own if I ever do this costume.
  6. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Thanks for all the hints and tips here. A friends daughter has asked me to work out how much this would cost for her. She's only 9, so I imagine the amounts of fabric will be less, but I have found some very interesting tips here. Thanky you.
  7. Benae_Quee Jedi Master

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    is anyone still searching for the perfect fabric for this since being discontinued from Denver Fabrics???






    I found a source in NYC that has it for $9 a yard (I get Tax free advantages) and it looks like they have about 40 yards left. it is the SAME exact material DF had :D if anyone is interested LMK and I'll pick it up for you (at cost plus shipping by UPS) :)
  8. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Me! I would love to get the perfect fabric for this gown.

    ~Doc_Bev
  9. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Grrrr.....if only I'm not going "bankrupt" soon paying for my Biker Scout Armor. [face_frustrated] [face_frustrated]
  10. Benae_Quee Jedi Master

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    DE let me know when you are ready to make this, they may still have the fabric available :) I don't know what the cost to ship to you would be though.

    I'm almost tempted to get some of this for myself, but I can't afford it right now, maybe later :)
  11. Benae_Quee Jedi Master

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    I'm making a run for two people today, after I pick it up, I'll see what they have left and report back :) If anyone else wants any, let me know - it is a DEAD ON match for the DF silk velvet.
  12. Benae_Quee Jedi Master

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    Eek, my third post in a row, I hate that lol.

    Anyway, the place has almost sold out of the velvet. They have a 2yd peice and a 4yd peice, and will not be getting any more in :( I guess I'll have to scout around some more to see if anyone else has it.
  13. PadawansGuide Jedi Knight

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    Were you able to get me some? Or was it sold out before you got there?
  14. Benae_Quee Jedi Master

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    Nope, I got all yours Maggie :) (and Nicki's too). This fabric os soooo pretty, you ladies will love it :)
  15. PadawansGuide Jedi Knight

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    Thank you so much!! I can't wait to see it! :)
  16. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks from me too! I'm so glad they still had some left.
    I'm so grateful for your offer of picking this up for us.

    ~Doc_Bev
  17. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    I found what might be as close as I am going to get here in Australia! It's the right colour and it's velvet! :eek: What makes me even happier was the price! It was 50% off and I got it at $7 a metre :eek: :eek: Am I happy? :D So now a pattern...
  18. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Yay! [face_dancing]
    The velvet was just delivered. It looks gorgeous!
    Thanks so much again for getting this Benae_Quee!

    ~Doc_Bev
  19. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    It was suggested to me that there is a spray that I could apply to the back of the velvet to stiffen it and makeit easier to sew/work with. Is anyone familiar with this technique? I tried a quick google search and didn't come up with anything helpful.

    ~Doc_Bev
  20. Jayne Jedi Knight

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    Spray starch usually works for me.
  21. Linnea Jedi Padawan

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    Sooo... Now it's my turn to try this robe..
    And, as always the fabric is the trick..
    (I've tried to read all messages in this tread, but I got a terible headache after 2 pages so I gave up..)
    Do any of you know some site/sellers in Europe?? Who sell silk velvet...
    Any help would be nice :D
  22. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Mostly finished this dress - at least enough to wear it for the DVD release.
    Here's a picture of me in it. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The only thing I'm missing is the brooch - which is still sitting in pieces on my kitchen table. :p

    ~Doc_Bev
  23. PadawansGuide Jedi Knight

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    Wow looks great! I haven't started mine yet!
  24. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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  25. Tenyon Jedi Knight

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    Very pretty, great job!:)
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