Padme Amidala Padme's turtleneck costume (AOTC deleted scene)

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  1. kay_dee Jedi Master

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    Jun 15, 2002
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    Ha ha, I'm cutting my fabric in the computer room and checked the bboards. Actually, casting the clips in resin will save time. Easier to make multiples of a detailed clip that way :)

    Worst case scenario, I may have to substitute a plain ugly flat styrene prototype clip on the bodice. I may also end up beading my bodice Thursday night when I get into the Hotel :(

    Hum, I want to check to see if sewing needles and blunt end scissors are still allowed on planes? I'd really like to do some hemming or beading on my flight! Anyone know if this list is still OK?

    http://www.purplekittyyarns.com/info/air-travel.html

    -kay dee
  2. Sister_Sola Manager Emeritus

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    Nov 19, 2002
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    I'm pretty sure blunt scissors ARE allowed, but not sure about sewing needles. Knitting needles up to a certain lenght are allowed, so sewing needles are probably fine.

    http://tsa-7.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/tsa.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php
  3. PadawansGuide Jedi Youngling

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    Sep 26, 2002
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    I'm not sure about scissors, but one friend suggested bringing dental floss on airplanes - the little container cuts thread very well - and wouldn't cause any security problems! I just flew and my beading needles and dental floss caused no problems. I did see one lady knitting, so knitting needles are allowed, but I don't know about size restrictions!
  4. kay_dee Jedi Master

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    Thanks, I still have to consider if it will even be practical to sew on the plane. The last thing I need is for the person sitting next to me to spill food or a drink on my garment. I'll probably just stay up late and try to sleep.

    Sorry for the derail!
  5. CrimsonVision Jedi Youngling

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    Sep 4, 2002
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    Yep, I'm 99% sure that needles and blunt scissors are allowed (still tath 1% allowing for airlines changing rules at the last second). I have special little rounded tip ladybug scissors just for that reason. ;) This year they are more worried about liquids than anything else it seems.
  6. Lelundrial Jedi Youngling

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    I was in walmart this past weekend looking at fabric and saw a crinkled fabric like the one used in this dress. But it was the wrong color.:oops: Does anyone have a name for this stuff? They didn't have a name listed on the fabric roll thing.
  7. kay_dee Jedi Master

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    Yeah, someone here reported seeing something a few months ago at walmart. But I checked the Walmarts by home and they didn't have it :( I'm not a regular Walmart shopper (they are not close enough to my house), but next time I'm there I'll check for the heck of it. I'm curious to see what it looks like.
  8. kay_dee Jedi Master

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    Finally, I'm done! Well, sort of ;) There are tweaks I need to make to the top, and I still have the cloak to make as well as a formal 'train' length version of the skirt.

    [image=http://kay-dee.net/costumes/padme_family/dcon/fam1.jpg]

    [image=http://kay-dee.net/costumes/padme_family/dcon/fam4.jpg]

    More photos of my costume from the Rebel Legion photo shoot can be seen in my Live Journal (thanks to SisterSola for taking the pics).

    I just have to say that even though the crinkled diagonal doubleweave habotai is the closest fabric I could find in silk, I DON'T recommend it for beginners! If you decide to take on this fabric (it will fight with you, trust me) you must be prepared to cut everything on the bias. You will also have to flatline every panel of your shirt and painstakingly mount every row of crinkles down onto the underlying material by doing padstitching (Or pad-me stitching LOL!) throughout. I happened to flatline my shirt fabric with a nylon tricot that I dyed to match my silk.

    My favorite part of the costume is my head band :) I also adore my little shell beads :) I'm not as happy with my leaf clips, and I'm contemplating redoing them. I made the original leaf clip from clay, and then made an RTV mold to cast multiple identical clips in resin. I've got step by step details of the process and materials used in my Live Journal. Here's the final clip (and you can see my tiny trochus shell beads too!)

    [image=http://kay-dee.net/costumes/padme_family/clip-fini.jpg]

    I guess I'll be getting back to this costume after Halloween. *sigh*

    - kay dee

  9. Natalie1988 Jedi Youngling

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    Wow ! the costume is perfect !!!

    i'm so jalous .... great job !
  10. Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    kay_dee, you look amazing in this costume. You did a wonderful wonderful job! Wish I could have seen you wearing it in person. :)
  11. starfire-phoenix Jedi Knight

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    It's stunning. The colour is a perfect match (great dye job!), and the cut and fit is great. You look lovely in it too! ;) Excellent work :)
  12. PadawansGuide Jedi Youngling

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    I was lucky enough to see the costume in person and it's absolutely gorgeous! :)
  13. kay_dee Jedi Master

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    Thanks Ladies - I appreciated it! I don't know that the color is 100% dead on with the dye. I just tried to do a combination of matching the pantone color notes from the museum, as well as making sure the color coordinated with the pearl blue rub-n-buff that I knew I'd be using on the head band (I wanted all items to go together well).

    - kay dee
  14. Annya_Latoure2 Jedi Master

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    Nov 15, 2003
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    My biggest interest is on doing the velvet cape here. I have questions about the "burnout" effect on the front of the cape. Is the blue that I see in places where the blue dress is actually seen through the burn out or is it sections of blue on the cape itself. I haven't tried this process before and even though the Padawan's guide has great info on it I am still not exactly sure what I am seeing when I look at the pictures.
  15. kay_dee Jedi Master

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    No, you are not seeing the blue from the dress under the burnout of the cape. That is because the cloak is lined with a silver gray charmeuse. Yes, you see through to the lining, but it doesn't give the burnout it's blue color. When I tried to just do a burnout with silver gray fabric behind it, I didn't get the blue effect. The blue has to be added with dye (dye can be added to the burnout solution so that you dye and burn your pattern out at the same time.)
  16. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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  17. Benae_Quee Jedi Padawan

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    It's been a while since anyone has made this dress, so I figured I'd update it with my version I made for CV. I like that as reading this thread, it started before CII, and now we're on to CV. Over the years since we first saw this gown, we've learned so much. We learned that it has shells as trim, there are tiny button on the neck/back, and there are the three decorative clips on the bodice :) I've watched many a very talented costumer make their version over the years and now I'm happy to add mine as well :D

    http://imageevent.com/benaequee/costumes/completed/naboofamilygown

    [image=http://photos.imageevent.com/benaequee/costumes/completed/naboofamilygown/large/1%20Padme.jpg]

    [image=http://photos.imageevent.com/benaequee/costumes/completed/naboofamilygown/large/2%20Padme.jpg]

    [image=http://photos.imageevent.com/benaequee/costumes/completed/naboofamilygown/large/Naboo%20Gown%20Fabric%20Comparison.jpg]
    My fabric vs the real fabric
  18. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    Apr 5, 2000
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    Beautifully done, sweetie!
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