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Ben Kenobi ANH Robe Hood

 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:33 am    Post subject: Ben Kenobi ANH Robe Hood Reply with quote

I am getting ready to work on my Old Ben Robe and I am looking for input on the pointed hood.

What tips and tricks do you have for getting it right? Ben
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kind of depends on the material. My robe is made from US WWII Army blankets like the movie so it is very heavy material. My hood is 48 inches for the front edge (doubled over to make it 24 inches high in the front). The top of the hood is 15 inches deep. the base of the hood where it connects to the neck of the robe is 13 inches. So the back of the hood then becomes 21 inches long in the back AFTER the seam. The seams are down the back and around the neck. Be sure to allow enough extra material around the neck and the back for the seams. Both seams on the hood are French seams to give it more body or stiffness. The back seam needs to be thick to support the hood so it stands up to a point instead of dropping down like the typical Jedi hood. If you are using a lighter material than blankets you may need to reinforce the back seam to help support the hood. If the top of the hood is too deep it will want to drop down instead of staying up in a point, and may need even more reinforcing to keep it up. Hope that helps.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben Kenobi wrote:
Kind of depends on the material. My robe is made from US WWII Army blankets like the movie so it is very heavy material. My hood is 48 inches for the front edge (doubled over to make it 24 inches high in the front). The top of the hood is 15 inches deep. the base of the hood where it connects to the neck of the robe is 13 inches. So the back of the hood then becomes 21 inches long in the back AFTER the seam. The seams are down the back and around the neck. Be sure to allow enough extra material around the neck and the back for the seams. Both seams on the hood are French seams to give it more body or stiffness. The back seam needs to be thick to support the hood so it stands up to a point instead of dropping down like the typical Jedi hood. If you are using a lighter material than blankets you may need to reinforce the back seam to help support the hood. If the top of the hood is too deep it will want to drop down instead of staying up in a point, and may need even more reinforcing to keep it up. Hope that helps.


Thank you... Yes, that really helps!!! I appreciate your input!!! Mr. Green
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