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Bespin Leia Fabric Question

 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:43 pm    Post subject: Bespin Leia Fabric Question Reply with quote

I'm starting work on the Bespin Leia costume, and I was wondering if anyone was familiar with the Casa line of fabrics from JoAnns? They have a burgundy crepe that I think might work, but I wanted another opinion.

I have read the other RL Bespin Leia threads and the links on the RL costume page, but I'm asking specifically about this fabric because it's 50% off this week and I was thinking I could just go buy it now instead of waiting for an online delivery.

Thank you!

edited to include images - I took these with an iPhone in the store, and the fabric is appearing a bit redder than I remember it.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I remember correctly when I did mine, nothing I found at JoAnn's was even close. It is difficult to tell from the photos what the colors are, but they do look a bit too red for this costume. I ended up ordering some nice silk fabric online, after getting some samples. I don't know what others think about these, though.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your reply! You're right, it looks too red in the photos (it's actually the same bolt of bordeaux crepe in both pictures). Maybe I'll buy a bit while it's on sale, just to see what it looks like outside the store's florescent lighting, but I'm probably better off buying online.

Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty red, but burgundy should be okay. A rust red would probably be better if you can find it.

According to SWC the original fabric is a silk crepe de chine and the cape is a different kind of silk.

Other than that I'm afraid I can't help much. It's on my wish list, but I haven't researched it that much yet.
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