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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Major Kalonia fabric? Reply with quote

I am going to start work on this costume, and am looking for fabric suggestions for the tunic-vest:
http://newsite.rebellegion.com/major-kalonia/

A friend who does a lot of sewing says it looks like gabardine.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Major Kalonia fabric? Reply with quote

I would say it is possibly gabardine, but maybe some type of wool blend. I made an officer vest and used a wool/felt blend.


Zrissa wrote:
I am going to start work on this costume, and am looking for fabric suggestions for the tunic-vest:
http://newsite.rebellegion.com/major-kalonia/

A friend who does a lot of sewing says it looks like gabardine.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's in keeping with the rest of the officer uniforms, I bet it's wool.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used a wool blend...the color is pretty good but the weight of wool is not...too thin. It probably is 100% wool but I can't find a good color


Philonius wrote:
If it's in keeping with the rest of the officer uniforms, I bet it's wool.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toda wrote:
I used a wool blend...the color is pretty good but the weight of wool is not...too thin. It probably is 100% wool but I can't find a good color


Philonius wrote:
If it's in keeping with the rest of the officer uniforms, I bet it's wool.


If you're unhappy with the way the fabric is draping, maybe try a lining? That may help add a bit of structure depending on the fabric you use.

Also, there may be reference images in this folder you'd find useful:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4xsXvnXAr7LdXhuZVZyNnJJX1U
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, this is one of my questions! What type of fabric to buy? I thought garbadine would be a good choice because it wears well and is available in a large variety of colours. Also it would suit Australian conditions with it being very hot in summer and cold in winter. I would be looking at a fabric with good drape, colour and wearability. This costume is a good choice to have as a 'dress and wear' type of costume. As I could wear it to and from a troop site without having to tote a big awkward suitcase along with me. I will have to wait until the Australian winter before I can go looking for this type of fabric. Please keep discussing this costume, as I am interested in making one for myself. This costume would be a great 'second' costume for people looking for low maintence option.
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