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Leia TLJ Raddus WIP

 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:04 pm    Post subject: Leia TLJ Raddus WIP Reply with quote

Hello Everyone,

I am currently working on a Leia TLJ Raddus Bridge costume build to join the Rebel Legion. My husband is EzraBridger_1 and has two approved Ezra costumes. I am working to get my costume completed and approved, so we can troop together with Endor Base.

I researched the fabrics needed and purchased them (very expensive!). Therefore, I want to wear an undergarment to protect the dress. Here is the undergarment appropriate for empire-waist gowns. This is a bodiced petticoat with a boned bust support. This is made from French twill cotton in the Regency style. There is a 3.75” flounce on the bottom. The neckline includes a bias tape draw adjustment. The petticoat needs to be hung for about 3 -5 days and then a series of pin tucks (or small horizontal tucks will be added just above the flounce. To support the weight of the of the dress, at least 5 rows of tucks will be added and if needed ½” hoop tape.



A pattern was drafted and used to cut the wool gabardine fabric:



Flatlining was completed to the main fabric:



A close up of the dress front showing the slit accent:



Here is the dress fabric on the dress form showing the boat neck collar in preparation to gather the front portion at the empire waist:



Sleeves will be lined and attached to the dress after buttonholes for the back closure are completed. Here is the back view of the dress with the buttons and sleeves attached:



Now time for a fitting. Here is a front view of the dress on me:



Starting to work on the coat. Serging the raw edges prior to airbrushing:



I will be adding more pictures of the build soon. Thank you and May The Force Be With You!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are pieces of the coat ready to be airbrushed:



This picture shows one piece (below) with the first coat of Jaquard Lumiere silver fabric paint applied with airbrush and one piece (above) unpainted:



The inside lighting does not do it justice. I will provide better pictures airbrushing and assembly have been completed. Thank you and May The Force Be With You!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a great start to your project. Very Happy And a good idea with protective undergarments. Highly recommend that for other costumes as well!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

Here are a few more pictures of the dress build. The dress waistband is actually not a full band. It only lightly gathers the front part of the dress at the empire waist line from the bust points to slightly towards the side seams. Here is pinning with gather points:



Here is a picture of the waistband on:



This has been a very challenging project, but is finally coming together. More to follow soon. Thanks and May The Force Be With You.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This costume is one of my favourite from the new movies, and your costume seems like a great job to me Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the positive comments and support. The next photo shows the attaching of self-facing to the jacket. The self facing is the main fashion fabric which was painted with Jaquard's Lumiere Silver on the Yaya Han cosplay fabric. The reverse side of the fabric was used since it matched the standard photos better with regard to texture.




This photo shows the main body of the jacket draped over the dress form with the dress. The jacket lining is underneath the main fashion fabric. There is a back seam and the collar in front is a continuous piece of fabric.


The jacket and lining were hung on the dress form for several days to let the seams stretch to their natural positions. The fabric had been airbrushed with Jaquard's Lumiere Silver. The lining has a self-faced lining of the main fashion fabric.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work on this so far, and thanks for sharing all of your sourcing and patterning details. The gathering under the waistband is especially lovely.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using the reverse side of fabric can be an excellent idea. Sometimes that matches perfectly.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Everyone. Here are more photos of progress! This is the front of the jacket with the seamless collar. There is some bulk that needs to be removed and then fully pressed. Sleeves are together, just waiting to be attached.



This is the back of the jacket. The lining has been sewn in and the shoulder seems need to be hung and then pressed out. Need to remove the bulk too.



This photo shows the sleeves and lining attached to the jacket.




Here is the inside sleeve detail of the jacket showing the facing lining. The color difference between the black lining and the fashion fabric is evident. There are two lines of horsehair braid that are stitched in to help hold out the peak section of the sleeve.



This photo shows similar detail of the jacket front self-lining as the sleeves.



Here is the jacket back with the sleeves attached. The required back seam is clearly visible on the jacket.



More photos showing jewelry pieces and finished dress/jacket to follow soon. Thank you and May The Force Be With You!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice progress. Smile Will look good once those seams are pressed.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job. I look forward to seeing the next updates Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Everyone, my costume is complete and here are the last set of photos including the submittal photos. Here is a closeup of the jacket fabric showing the metallic sheen and the correct pattern:




Here is a photo showing me wearing the dress:



Here are closeups of me showing the hair and the earring:








Here is a photo showing the rings and the gauntlet cuff:



Finally, here are the submittal photos:

1. Front



2. Back



Left Side



Right Side



Action Pose



Thank you everyone for your support and words of encouragement. May the Force be with You!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Approved!


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