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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:41 pm    Post subject: Wedding Dress Fabric Reply with quote

Hi all!

This is my first post so I'm sorry if I mess anything up. I have been researching the wedding gown and think I've found the perfect fabric to make the over coat but I want to check in here before I invest in it. Thoughts?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks like a pretty fantastic match:



The original looks a bit more ivory, so you may need to dye it to match your other lace bits.

The original also didn't have the flower pattern that yours does. To me, it seems close enough, but it would be good to have a judge's opinion on whether or not that would be a problem.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a lot of research and I've seen people who made the costume in the past. The closest non-floral fabric I've been able to find has been organza and I thought that the net like texture of the original costume was more important to preserve than avoiding the very minor floral motifs.

But I'd love a judge's opinion. Is there a polite way to reach out to the judges beyond posting on here and hoping someone sees it?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In general I agree with the points Jenna have made; dye it a darker ivory/cream color to offset it more from the white of the opaque inner gown. And yes, non-floral would have been great, but it's very hard to find, so this might be good enough. I don't think anyone would notice when you put it all together, just see a beautiful costume. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just ordered a yard sample with half of it dyed darker and the other half the original color. I will post pictures once I receive it.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't wait to see your tests. Where did you find that fabric? If it works out for you, I suspect other folks will want to follow in you footsteps.

P4dm3 wrote:
But I'd love a judge's opinion. Is there a polite way to reach out to the judges beyond posting on here and hoping someone sees it?


I know this hasn't been updated to reflect the new group of judges from this summer, but it is a good place to start if you want to find a judge to PM with a question: http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=92747 They are usually pretty happy to answer questions. They can't pre-approve your fabric, but they can give you helpful feedback.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only place I shop online for fabric: Etsy. I spent weeks looking through every combination of net, non-floral, lace etc. If it works out I'll post the link here.

Thanks for the advice! I'll post tests as soon as they arrive
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