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JenEyre's Lothal Leia WIP
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:48 pm    Post subject: JenEyre's Lothal Leia WIP Reply with quote

The more costumes I make, the more and more I doubt everything about color! I still have a bunch of pieces to add but I wanted to see if I could get some feedback on the grey and off-white fabric (and any other issues besides missing elements). Especially whether or not the grey is too dark.

I also want to say I've found my new favorite legging pattern - Jalie 3887 Clara. https://jalie.com/3887-clara-high-waisted-leggings-sewing-pattern . To start, it doesn't have a seam center front! With the animated stuff not being limited by the reality of needing actual seams, its always nice to find something that actually works in real life to limit seams! And its a really simple pattern.










I thought the grey looked a bit dark in those pictures, so I grabbed some outside under overcast skies on my dslr. I kept it on auto, and left these with the white balance and exposure the camera liked. I really want to get some white balance/grey cards to make the color/exposure exactly right.... but even then it'll never perfectly replicate the way the human eye sees it!

I included a piece of plain white paper in some of these, to show how far off of white the off white fabric is.







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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I'm very excited to see this finished, it's one of my favorite costumes! Going of what I've seen approved for this costume, your grey is about the same as hers. Though if you're going off this picture below, it does seem a bit dark:



I think yours can work though. Also! Totally in LOVE with that legging pattern! Great find!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bekahsoka wrote:
Oh I'm very excited to see this finished, it's one of my favorite costumes! Going of what I've seen approved for this costume, your grey is about the same as hers. Though if you're going off this picture below, it does seem a bit dark:



I think yours can work though. Also! Totally in LOVE with that legging pattern! Great find!! Very Happy


I thought the color for Holdo was bad.... I never would have thought grey would be getting me this much haha. Although, that's probably because I've never done Jakku Rey and had the struggle of taupe!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Jalie 3887 Clara pattern is a high waisted legging pattern. I found that the grey showed through the off white fabric too much, so once the top was done I lowered the waist so it fell within the grey of the belt area. I will likely add a few snaps or hook and eyes to the back and sides to keep the pieces together if I end up bending over or kneeling a lot, although the belt helps keep everything in place. Once I figure out the software I am going to use on my new laptop to digitize patterns, I will share my pattern for the shirt body. I drew the pattern on a really close fitting top, cut it apart (after adding tons of alignment marks for those curves) and traced it. I added 1/4 inch seam allowances. Initially, I tried to go without shoulder seams, as I thought I would rather have side seams than shoulder seams. However, I could not get the arm area to lie flat or fit closely, which was more distracting than a regular arm hold seam. I ended up with no side torso seam, but an arm hole sleeve.



I got some secondhand boots off of eBay and painted them with leather paint. They were originally black so it took a lot of layers! The leather for the belt was left over from another project. I painted that with the same color leather paint as the boots. The overlapping parts enabled me to use a smaller piece of leather since I did not need one continuous strip to go all the way around my hips. I used plenty of velcro on the center front of the belt, behind the leather and on top of the leather attached to the center front belt piece to close the belt.








I used a skinny black hair elastic fed through two small holes and secured with a safety pin to make my comlink float securely on the belt. The box was from a usb battery I had ordered to power my TK helmet fans. I painted it silver and used Chicago screws to attach it.

For the metal pieces, I used a sheet of aluminum I had left over from my senatorial belt. It cuts surprisingly easily. I sandwiched a piece of foam mat between two pieces of the aluminum for the chest box. I spray painted all the aluminum pieces with silver spray paint.

I used magnets in a couple places, most importantly to hold the hair bun on to the back of my head. I found it was much easier to wig clip and bobby pin on a fabric base with embedded magnets than it was to try to secure the actual bun. Once the base is attached, the bun magnets into place. I also used two small magnets to hold the hair clip to a bobby pin.




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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here's a photo tutorial of how I did the hair -

https://jeneyrecosplay.smugmug.com/Star-Wars/Lothal-Leia/Lothal-Leia-Hair-tutorial/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just submitted! Let's see what they say!









More pics - https://jeneyrecosplay.smugmug.com/Star-Wars/Lothal-Leia/Lothal-Leia-Submission/

And here's my collection of reference images:
https://jeneyrecosplay.smugmug.com/Star-Wars/Lothal-Leia/Leia-Lothal-References/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She looks incredible!! Good luck!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicely done! That is a super clever bun technique.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great find on the pattern! I'm going to grab one now just to have one hand. Lovely job on this. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful job!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nicely done. Smile Your grey looks acceptable, but yeah, it's easy to go too dark with this (and other) costume(s). Grey has a tendency to look darker than it is when paired with white.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And it's approved!



And I figured out my new system for digitizing sewing patterns (my old software only worked on my dying Windows 8 laptop....) so you can download a free pdf of my pattern here:

http://www.jeneyre.com/2019/07/leia-princess-on-lothal-from-star-wars.html

It includes the top (minus sleeves, as I used sleeves from a commercial pattern for those), belt and belt pieces, chest box, shirt collar greeblies, and hair jewelry piece.

I also expanded a bit on some of the tutorial info I posted here and added a couple more pictures.

Please let me know if you have questions about the pattern or anything else or notice any issues!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And it's approved!



And I figured out my new system for digitizing sewing patterns (my old software only worked on my dying Windows 8 laptop....) so you can download a free pdf of my pattern here:

http://www.jeneyre.com/2019/07/leia-princess-on-lothal-from-star-wars.html

It includes the top (minus sleeves, as I used sleeves from a commercial pattern for those), belt and belt pieces, chest box, shirt collar greeblies, and hair jewelry piece.

I also expanded a bit on some of the tutorial info I posted here and added a couple more pictures.

Please let me know if you have questions about the pattern or anything else or notice any issues!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice and congratulations. Very Happy Leia Buns
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lora Skywalker wrote:
Very nice and congratulations. Very Happy Leia Buns


Thank you!
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