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Plumed senate guards (hopefully)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing your experience. Smile

I haven't told the others yet, but I count on using a cotton voile as an underlining if the velvet and washed satin proves too slippery. That's what I do with my silk velvet and it's essential with that fabric. Wink Might get a walking foot, too.
Of course, it will add a little to our overall cost, but I'd rather pay a little extra to get a good end product. And luckily cotton voile is pretty cheap.

The good thing about washed satin is that it is less shiny than your regular satin. Looks like sandwashed silk actually. Very nice medium sheen.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we (read: I) have found a good fabric for shirt and pants. Very Happy At least the others all liked the swatch, so I count on fabric shopping some more in the beginning of next week.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, I'm still waiting for a call from the store that the fabric has arrived, and now I'm getting a bit nervous, because I may very soon be leaving town for some time, and therefore really need to pick it up before then. So, crossing my fingers for a call tomorrow. Or friday.

In the meantime; pictures! Very Happy I thought you might like to see the fabrics in question.

The small bolt of velvet:
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Velvet sample with lining sample:
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Lining in light and shadow:
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And all three samples together:
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I realize I never updated you on this, but the fabric did come and I ended up buying a whole bolt instead of almost a whole bolt, because I could get 10% off that way making it cheaper overall. Smile
So that's another 40 meters to my stash, wrapped in a plastic bag and stored under my bed.
For those who are counting I now have 110 meters of fabric for making matching senate guards. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hooray!

Very best of luck equipping the local Guards.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Smile Any idea how to wash this much fabric without having to cut it into lots and lots of pieces? Laughing Mostly the velvet, actually. That stuff is heavy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lora Skywalker wrote:
Thanks. Smile Any idea how to wash this much fabric without having to cut it into lots and lots of pieces? Laughing Mostly the velvet, actually. That stuff is heavy.


Oh no, yes that is hard especially with something this heavy. When we've done it before we kept it in as large sections as the washer could accommodate.

It requires several people to manipulate it during and after.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*looks at self* Hmm, yeah, can't really splice myself into multiple people. But I'll probably start with the lighter fabrics and figure out what to do about the velvet later. I don't like not prewashing fabric.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Understandable.

It was just LadyB and I and 50 yards of Silk Noil. It was quite a task.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fun, fun. Razz And silk absolutely have to be prewashed due to the fairly high shrinkage.
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