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Padme Amidala Padme's Meadow Picnic Dress v4.0

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by MiraxTHorn, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. Darth_Eagle

    Darth_Eagle Jedi Master star 4

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    Pardon me for asking as I didn't really follows the thread and infos here [face_blush]

    So if either Curtain is used for the dress, we're suppose to dye it the more yellowish color right?

    Will the roses color be changed too if this is done, especially with Dylon Multi-Purpose Dye (aka Stove Top)?

    I know I had seen similar lace in various colors being sold at the Cloths District here ever since AOTC came out tho' not lately but as usual with all the exclusive laces and embroideried/beaded fabrics there, it cost a bomb as probably the Silk kind. :oops:
     
  2. Kyandra

    Kyandra Jedi Youngling

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    Wow great!
    Thank you so much for all your hard work and the offer for the group order... the discount and all... thank you so much!
    I can´t wait to have the ribbons in my mail.

    It´s one step closer to my picnic dress. =)
     
  3. cressie

    cressie Jedi Youngling star 1

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  4. TomBlonde-adill

    TomBlonde-adill Jedi Youngling

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    Another product you could use to protect the roses is [link=http://www.dickblick.com/zz649/09/]Magik Batik[/link] resist. It's liquid until imersed in hot water--then it becomes solid. To remove it, just rinse off with cold water. As the name suggests, it's used for making batiks.
     
  5. kay_dee

    kay_dee Jedi Master star 4

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    I have not tried this, but I asked Jessica at CIV how she dyed her cape fabric without effecting the flowers. She said they airbrushed the netting from the back side. I guess the dye or paint just penetrated the netting enough to dye it without totally seeping through to the front of the embroidered flowers.
     
  6. AnariaZar-Rel

    AnariaZar-Rel Jedi Youngling star 1

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    After a year or so of wanting to do this dress, I have finally decided that I will. A LONG term project, but I want to start collecting items/info for this when I eventually start to work on it.

    I like the curtain fabric for sale in the link posted a page back - [link=http://www.centralchef.com/StoreFrontProfiles/DeluxeSFItemDetail.aspx?sid=1&sfid=123094&c=0&i=225091666]Victorian Roses flower fabric shower curtain[/link] - has anyone bought this one? Is it a good match? It's not often someone posts a link to a website that ships what I want internationally, so that would be wonderful if the fabric is a really close match :)

    Drat, I missed out on the group ribbon order :( Oh well, perhaps there will be another one in the future, seeing as it will be a while before I get to that stage anyway :)

     
  7. Obi-Dawn Kenobi

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

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    Hmmm, it's hard to be sure from the picture but, I think that one (Victorian Roses shower curtain) has the roses in clusters of up to four. The real one only has up to three roses in a cluster. But, it is close and like I said, it's hard to tell from the pic.

    Enjoy making this dress. It's so much fun! :)
     
  8. Darth_Eagle

    Darth_Eagle Jedi Master star 4

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    Thanks everyone for the tips. ;)

    I'm not exactly that willing yet to do this outfit but who knows, I might in the future. :p And there is talks among some here about them wanting to do it so great to know which direction to point them to in order to get the materials. ;)
     
  9. ewok78

    ewok78 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Jun 20, 2005
    Does anybody have some tips for making hand embroidery on the corset (some tutorials with pictures ??) ?

    thanks
     
  10. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [link=http://www.costumersguide.com/maggie_costumes/my_picnic.html]This is a good site to look at[/link], But [link=http://www.padawansguide.com/flowered_corset.shtml]The Padawans Guide has the best links and advice.[/link]
     
  11. ewok78

    ewok78 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Thanks !
    i know both website, I am looking for something more about embroidery than on the costume:rolleyes:
     
  12. Kasey8473

    Kasey8473 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I've made a little progress in the past few months. I got burned out on the chainstitch, almost shoved the entire costume in a closet, then changed my plan on the dress completely. I'm still chainstitching, but decided not to put it or sequins on the blouse.

    [image=http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g258/kes8473/Padme%20Picnic/blousewithcorset1.jpg]

    I then worked on the cape and brooch.

    [image=http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g258/kes8473/Padme%20Picnic/brooch2.jpg]

    [image=http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g258/kes8473/Padme%20Picnic/capecorsetblouse2.jpg]

    I'm currently finishing up the headband.

    [image=http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g258/kes8473/WITL/rosesonribbon.jpg]


    Most of the in-progress pictures can be found [link=http://s58.photobucket.com/albums/g258/kes8473/Padme%20Picnic/]here[/link].

    I'm getting there! I've given myself a deadline of August 1 to finish. I don't think I'd get it finished otherwise.
     
  13. Orliaan-Nabberie

    Orliaan-Nabberie Jedi Youngling star 2

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    How pretty, Kasey! Terrific progress, and best of luck! :D
     
  14. Sotis

    Sotis Jedi Master star 1

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    A great progress, Kasey! I love the corset [face_love]
    Well done!
     
  15. Kasey8473

    Kasey8473 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Thank you Sotis and Orliaan-Nabberie!
     
  16. Falls_the_Shadow

    Falls_the_Shadow Jedi Youngling star 3

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    How does $4.50 a yard of 54 inch wide embroidered shawl fabic sound?

    There is a sheer nylon with a dead match for the shawl 3 rose embroidery and the vines.

    It was at $9 a yard before any sales in my area.

    As it is a red tag fabric, though, the SKU tracking number is re-used for multiple patterns and contents of embroidered sheer fabrics.
    For what is worth, here is the end bolt SKU number and information:
    943-0406 Red Tag PPK Spcl Occasion 54 inch


    Shawl fabric in "Red Tag" section at Jo-Ann's fabrics
    Plus, starting Sunday, April 13, all Red Tag fabrics are 50% off
     
  17. Darth_Eagle

    Darth_Eagle Jedi Master star 4

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    Any pictures? ;)

    What color is it anyway?
     
  18. Falls_the_Shadow

    Falls_the_Shadow Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Here is the scan including the scalloped-edge

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb188/Falls_The_Shadow/scan.jpg
     
  19. Jedi-Siri

    Jedi-Siri Jedi Youngling star 1

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    So the fabric is at Jo-Ann's? I searched online and couldn't find it. :(
     
  20. Darth_Eagle

    Darth_Eagle Jedi Master star 4

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    Maybe since it's a Sale/Red Tag Fabric, it's only available at the physical store?


    Ugh! I'll love to get it but due to some personal problems, I have to cut back on getting materials for costumes I'm not even 50% sure I'm willing to do. Thanks to someone "next door", I have a [link=http://www.padawansguide.com/fancostumes2/Cat2.jpg]high standard[/link] to beat. [face_blush]
     
  21. kay_dee

    kay_dee Jedi Master star 4

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    This might be the polyester organza fabric JoAnn's had a few years ago. If that's the case, the stuff may be nearly impossible to dye if my memory serves me correctly.
     
  22. Obi-Dawn Kenobi

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

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    Benae, have you had a chance to mail out any of our ribbons yet?
     
  23. ewok78

    ewok78 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Jun 20, 2005
    Any news , I am a little bit worried as I have no answer to my PM
     
  24. ObiWill

    ObiWill Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sorry everyone, I've been crazy with Project Runway and getting ready6 for NYCC. At least that is all over and I'm getting all the ribbons out this week. Someone needs to lay claim to receiving the Australian order. I apologize for the delay everyone, I hope I didn't set anyone back too far.
     
  25. Benae_Quee

    Benae_Quee Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Eesh, I'm so out of it, I posted as my husband LOL