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KrisAntilles (Amanda Burk)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't use elastic, but I do use snaps on mine. The tabards are basically snapped to my outer tunic. The whole thing goes on like a coat, snap it shut in the front, add obi and belt, and you're ready to go. Everything stays in place, doesn't shift, and I know my tabards are always centered and straight. I don't have to pester anyone to make sure I'm straight in the back and such, don't have to worry about tie closers accidently hanging out or not staying tucked away. I can move around all I want, and everything stays put and looks great the whole troop. It's been really nice!

Here's the snap system I have on both of my jedi costumes.

Outer tunic snaps shut in the front with two snaps:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/cope2392/Picture001_zps23ec2da8.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/cope2392/Picture002_zps16079930.jpg

Tabards snap to the front of the tunic at the waist:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/cope2392/Picture003_zpsf3f696f0.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/cope2392/Picture005_zps5132aba1.jpg

Tabards snap closed at the front:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/cope2392/Picture012_zps606b02e6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/cope2392/Picture006_zpsa146ca5c.jpg

At the back, the center of the tabards are stitched together, then snap onto the tunic at the waist line at both sides. On my other jedi, where the tabards end in the back at the waist, I have a center snap as well to make sure they stay put:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/cope2392/Picture008_zps972d9b9c.jpg

Over the shoulders I have snap tape that snaps the tabards to the outer tunic:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/cope2392/Picture010_zpsf2b00c0d.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/cope2392/Picture011_zps010bf924.jpg

Originally I wasn't going to use snaps and make it "real", but to quote my wip thread.....
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I'm also discovering that getting into this thing and getting it all on straight and keeping it that way requires either:
a. the use of the Force
b. an extra set of hands
c. a helper so you have an extra set of hands
d. a really good system of snaps

I'd prefer to have A, but I'll settle for D, a really good system of snaps! Snaps, you are a life saver!

So far the snaps have worked well for me. Elastic is an interesting idea too.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Kris, I may try the same snap system for the tunics. I just found mine were popping out all the time on my earlier sets so I switched to hooks
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ky-Wan Zann wrote:
Thanks Kris, I may try the same snap system for the tunics. I just found mine were popping out all the time on my earlier sets so I switched to hooks

I do wear my obi and belt fairly snug, so that probably helps too with keeping the snaps closed. And the snap tape over the shoulders seems to hold pretty well too. The only time I've popped a snap so far was with my tunic with the long skirt in the back. I knelt down for a picture with some very small children, tried to stand up and nearly fell on my rump, because someone was standing on the tail of my skirt. Razz One of the tabard snaps in the back popped loose and I had to dust a foot print off my tail. Laughing

sze-wan's idea with buttons is a great idea too, never thought of buttons.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:14 pm    Post subject: Fantastic Idea! Reply with quote

I love your idea. Can I use it? Bit of stupid question I know but my tabards are always sliding off my shoulders and moving around.
Ashlyn.

sze-wan wrote:
Volund Starfire wrote:
Elastic, buttons, and snaps? What is this witchcraft you speak of? Next thing you know, you'll be talking about velcro and sergers.

Actually, the button idea sounds amazing as you won't have the potential of ties cutting into the skin under the obi. The light elastic on the back will also help with keeping the rear in order for those of us with "less than ideal" body shapes.

Good ideas.



- buttons at the front waistline will keep the tunic straight and level;
prevents the right/left panels from slipping with respect to each other; maintains a static neckline.

- elastic at the back waistline prevents "bunching" at the sides;
maintains tension between the front panels; keeps the tunic 'flat' across the stomach.

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FWIW, this same "witchcraft" will also work with tabbards.

if you're tired of tabbards slipping back and forth, left-to-right..
and you're always wondering if your tabbards are "centered" at the back..




- elastic 'waistband' at the sides keeps even tension left-to-right;
ensures the tabbards are always "centered" at front AND rear.

- snaps at the center will allow for the left/right sides to "pivot", but NOT slip sideways.

with the addition of "snaps and straps", then your tabbards become a single garment:
they wear like a "vest", and they will never move sideways with respect to each other.

-====-

This all just makes it easier to keep things straight and level.

Also, to be honest, it just makes things easier to WEAR:

You can throw on the tunic, with the tabbards attached at the shoulders;
don this ALL as one garment; fasten 3 'snaps', and you're DONE --> everything straight and level.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

of course you can use it! Very Happy that's what we're here for -- to share ideas
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Smile

another way:
http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=75075

Now fold the tabards to half and fix a press-button. The other side of the press-button will be fixed at the outer tunic. i always take the female to the outer tunic and the male to the tabards. that makes it possible to mix the outfit.


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