Padme Amidala Padme's Naboo Nightgown

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by QueenLaniAmidala, Jun 26, 2002.

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  1. Last_Chael Jedi Master

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    Wow!! Incredible job there! Alot of hard work, and it payed off! You look so beautiful in it! This is definitely one of my favourite PAdme costumes, it's simple but beautiful! :D
  2. JadeSolo Manager Emeritus

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    starfire, I honestly don't know how long the smocking took me. :p I finished about 1/3 of it driving from NYC to Illinois, so that was about 12 hours. With the time it took to mark the dots (that was a royal pain) and fix spacing mistakes...maybe 50 hours?

    I do know that once I figured out how best to do the embroidery, it took just under an hour for each snowflake - my best time was about eight minutes for each stem/petal color.

    Also, I have to thank Kris for the last-minute assistance. [:D] Curse my procrastination, I wasn't fast enough!
  3. Benae_Quee Jedi Master

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    What are friends for :) I stayed up late at night with you in the Hotel and then got up before you to finish pad stitching Friday morning lol [face_hypnotized].

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    Literally an hour before she put it on for the contest sign in lol.

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    Pretty Embroidery :D

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    The awesome back

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    Front
  4. Kasey8473 Jedi Knight

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    Lovely job! You look great! And the smocking, too...wow! =D=


    Sure did. It took me what felt like forever, too. Now I'm working on the beaded balls for the back. That'll take me awhile to finish, but it's getting there. One of these days I'll have it fully finished.
  5. ecila Jedi Knight

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  6. JadeSolo Manager Emeritus

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    For the beaded balls, I took the easy route - beaded wire wrapped around styrofoam balls. But I'd like to find a better way to keep them stuck on. Duct tape goes only so far. :p If I redo the tassel, I think I'll try superglue - apply it to one little section of wire at a time, wrap it, let it set, apply to next section.
  7. princessleia911 Jedi Master

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    May 25, 2005
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    JadeSolo, I LOVED this gown and robe. You have to come visit us at AOI and share your wonderful work :) I also loved the bathrobe Jedi on Monday.
  8. starfire-phoenix Jedi Grand Master

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    Wow.... you have a lot of patience. lol
  9. Sister_Sola Manager Emeritus

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  10. princessleia911 Jedi Master

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    I am seeing if there is any interest in having this trim custom made just like with the Dressing Gown. You would only need about 1.5 - 2 yards and for a custom order, we would need to order a minimum of 4-5 yards. The only downside is it would be $50/yard :( Anyone interested?
  11. Sister_Sola Manager Emeritus

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    Unlocked for recent query. :)
  12. princessleia911 Jedi Master

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    So I have my 30 yards of blue/gold shot silk velvet and just ordered some custom trim from Suomynona(I will have some left over, send me a message for details). I took a 16"x18" piece of gray silk velvet(gonna use for Packing Gown vest) and marked out a 1.75 inch grid and then smocking it using the lattice, Canadian or North American smocking technique described here: http://sewnews.com/resources/qa/qa0706a/

    Here are some pics of the test swatch: http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/princessleia911/Padme%20Costumes/Naboo%20Nightgown%20and%20Robe/ It took just as long marking out the grid as it did to smock it(actually smocking goes quickly once you get the hang of it). It just looks so nice but it did shrink the size to 9"x10" so it does eat the fabric. I have been conversing with Kasey who has made this costume(although not the smocking part)

    Thanks Kasey for all your help!!

    Also, got some nice satin on sale at Hancock's and a sheer white reminant for the nightgown as well as this pattern: http://www.folkwear.com/219.html They are both 60" wide so that is nice. Gonna cut it on the bias for max flow and then start the embroidery which I already have the floss for. My plan is to construct the nightgown with the satin and then attached the sheer on the bust and leave it hang so it is like the real one(2 layers, bottom hems not attached). Also picked up some Dville lining material(yay for 60" lining material) in blue similar to this pic: http://www.padawansguide.com/padme/nightdress/nightdress_celebration.jpg
    as you can see the lining a bit since the one corner is turned back.
  13. Kasey8473 Jedi Knight

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    You're very welcome! :) I'm looking forward to seeing the finished robe and gown.
  14. princessleia911 Jedi Master

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    I did finish this costume for NYCC this past weekend. I still need to line the robe and do the embroidery on the gown but here are a few pics. The Anakin is my hubby(the ultimate prop!![face_laugh]) but he was a good sport.

    http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/princessleia911/NYCC%202009/CIMG0114.jpg

    http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/princessleia911/NYCC%202009/CIMG0119.jpg

    http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/princessleia911/NYCC%202009/CIMG0120.jpg

    http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/princessleia911/NYCC%202009/CIMG0121.jpg
  15. SenatorPadmeSelina Jedi Padawan

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    Princessleia911,this is tremendous work!Improbable!It inspires me and I think that soon I'll start to do this tremendous costume of Padme too @};-
  16. jedilucass Jedi Master

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    amazing work! You look lovely and the pics are great!
  17. princessleia911 Jedi Master

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    Thanks. I actually finally got an embroidery machine(thanks Cressie, yup it is the Janome 350e) and put the symbols on each bust and the 5 down the center. Here are some pics:

    RL roster pic: http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/princessleia911/Padme%20Costumes/Naboo%20Nightgown%20and%20Robe/beccanaboorobe1.jpg

    PS fun(I only borrowed her hair, the rest is all me ;)): http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/princessleia911/Padme%20Costumes/Naboo%20Nightgown%20and%20Robe/beccadream1.jpg

    Embroidery close-ups: http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/princessleia911/Padme%20Costumes/Naboo%20Nightgown%20and%20Robe/DSC_0209.jpg and http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/princessleia911/Padme%20Costumes/Naboo%20Nightgown%20and%20Robe/DSC_0210.jpg

    Special thanks to Kasey b/c I used her designs scheme with the 3 different versions of the symbols except for 2 things. Kasey did not decipher the symbols on the bust so I examined and used version 3 reversed and rotated on the right bust and version 1 rotated on the left bust. Also, the center symbol between the bust is slightly different than the 3 versions and actually has some colors mixed and so I did compose that one to resemble the actual one(I called it version 0). Now I need to finish the beaded balls(thanks Kasey for the instructions) and put 5 symbols on the right and left of the center row and put some on the back. I also used Robinson Anton Rayon Twister Tweed thread to recreate the rope effect of the original embroidery. I love my embroidery machine [face_love]
  18. cressie Jedi Knight

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    Jul 12, 2006
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    Yay Princessleia911! Congrats on your new "baby"! It's so much fun! It stitched out wonderfully!
  19. Kasey8473 Jedi Knight

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    You're welcome. :) Your embroidery looks terrific!
  20. ecila Jedi Knight

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    Jul 9, 2002
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    Absolutely lovely Princess Leia 911!

    I love this dress.

    :)

    u2ecila
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