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WIP: Pregnant Padme / Mustafar Padme

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:37 pm    Post subject: WIP: Pregnant Padme / Mustafar Padme Reply with quote

We've been working on a Pregnant Padme for my wife for a while, and we're like 90% done.






Things still left to do:
* Need a belly bump
* Hair
* Remove buckles from boots
* Add seams to front and back of pants
* Backstrap already re-attached

Please let me know what you think. We're open to all constructive criticism so it can be as good as it's supposed to be before we submit it. I can post close-up images of costume parts if anyone (*cough*JUDGES*cough*) want to see anything specific. Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good overall. I'd be slightly worried about the color. The tunic is almost the same as the pants and they gave me a lot critiques on that.

Also, I can't see the seam detail on the pants. You need the ones running down the center and back of the legs. The gauntlets "may" need to be slightly tighter closer to the wrist area as well. I had to take mine in but its an easy fix and takes 2 minutes.

Great start though!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the color looks too light. I'd dye it a bit darker. Basically a taupe color.
I'm also not sure about the underbust seam; it looks to be straight across rather than a flat(ish) inverted V.
I should note that the shoulders of the dress should extend ever so slightly over the shoulders, curving outwards.
If you could get the collar to stand a bit higher and tighter it would be good. It flattens out a bit in these photos, in particular on the back where it bunches.

And the comments about needing to make sure the seams on the pants can be seen stands true. I would also tighten the pants to legging tightness.

Oh, and just a note: the dress is slightly longer in the back. The baby bump lifts it up a bit in front. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the feedback. With regards to the shoulders - would it be acceptable to take some extra fabric and make a "cap" to extend the shoulders outward?

I'm hoping that once we add the belly bump that the "V" seam is more angled the way it should be. It is a "V" seam - its just not showing the way it should be.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naglium wrote:
Thanks for the feedback. With regards to the shoulders - would it be acceptable to take some extra fabric and make a "cap" to extend the shoulders outward?

I'm hoping that once we add the belly bump that the "V" seam is more angled the way it should be. It is a "V" seam - its just not showing the way it should be.


I think it will depend on if you can see the added portion of the cap. Depending on what pattern you used, you may be able to do it. My shirt is in sections so replacing one piece of that pattern to fix the sleeve is doable.

The V seam can definitely be seen better when you have the bump. I would suggest taking a shot with it to see if it is sitting how the judges need it to be before making any revisions though. You may be good as is.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There wasn't a pattern - we bought the tunic already completed (and obviously made for someone else's body size).
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tunic is in multiple parts, so you should be able to change out the part that goes over the shoulders as long as you have more fabric. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm researching this costume for my wife as we're trying to get her into the legion with me but she'll be 8 months pregnant at the last jedi's release. Any chance you can tell me what the material of the tunic is?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

roush wrote:
I'm researching this costume for my wife as we're trying to get her into the legion with me but she'll be 8 months pregnant at the last jedi's release. Any chance you can tell me what the material of the tunic is?


It should be suede or suedecloth like material.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did some work on it. We've ordered a belly bump, but used a bike helmet for the time being. Added the seams to the pants. Removed the extra buckles on the shoes. Adjusted the shoulders so they stick out a tiny bit.






And to show that the pants fabric and shirt fabric are different colors:


So, in theory, aside from the hair and an updated belly bump, I think we're all set. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naglium wrote:
Did some work on it.

And to show that the pants fabric and shirt fabric are different colors:


So, in theory, aside from the hair and an updated belly bump, I think we're all set. Smile


I'm not positive but I believe you may need to redo the seams on the pants. From the looks of the last photo, you currently have only one seam running down the center of the pants. It is supposed to have two. I'm not sure of the exact terminology but they require that particular stitching for approval.
Here is a reference photo of the actual costume to show what I am referring to.

http://www.padawansguide.com/c3/p7_med.jpg

Looking good though! I like the idea of the bicycle helmet for a pregnancy bump. I wear Spanx and then stuff my pregnancy belly into it and that works pretty well.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have a mostly straight seam over the belly, which needs to be an inverted V.
And the collar needs to lie close to the neck, so at least those things should be changed before you submit.

And honestly, the whole costume could use a dye round; it's very light.

As for the seams, the whole costume has double topstitching rows along the seam lines. (One of each side of the seam line). You also see this on the bodice over the seams where the panels join together. (Edge of collar has one row of topstitching).

Best of luck with the last things. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lora Skywalker wrote:
You have a mostly straight seam over the belly, which needs to be an inverted V.
And the collar needs to lie close to the neck, so at least those things should be changed before you submit.

And honestly, the whole costume could use a dye round; it's very light.

As for the seams, the whole costume has double topstitching rows along the seam lines. (One of each side of the seam line). You also see this on the bodice over the seams where the panels join together. (Edge of collar has one row of topstitching).

Best of luck with the last things. Smile


There's nothing in the CRL about the placement of the collar, nor the topstitching. Where does one find all these minor details if they're not in the CRL? And why aren't they in the CRL?

http://newsite.rebellegion.com/padme-amidalaskywalker-episode-iii-revenge-of-the-sith-tan-mustafar-outfit/

A lot of the noted improvement points can be easily fixed based on the lighting (sunny/cloudy or inside/outside), or how the tunic sits. Pull it one way, it looks the way it should - pull it the other, and it looks wrong. Everyone knows that when we troop, we can't all look 100% exactly the way the CRL wants us to look. I can only go off of the CRL, as that is what the judges (should be) using when judging costumes.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, our standards have varied levels of detailed explanations depending on the time they were written. Older standards were written less detailed and explanatory, as many were written quickly and in great quantities. (Part of a larger organizational restructuring).

We are currently working through our standards to ensure better explanations of things. Smile

LJCs do judge by the standards, but also by the references. Standards are written to describe the costume as seen in the references and a costume should always look like it does on the screen.

My comments are a help to improve the costume, and to give you pointers on what to look for. You can always check the references yourself and I always encourage people to carefully research the costume they are making.

Standards are a guideline and a help when making a costume, but not necessarily a complete list. Always do your own research, too. Smile

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