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Ceremonial Leia [WIP]
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Jemini Organa ()



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:36 pm    Post subject: Ceremonial Leia [WIP] Reply with quote

Hello! I'm currently working on my ceremonial Leia dress, feel free to leave any tips or opinions, they help a lot Leia Buns

Here are some pics of the process:




The inner layer of the dress (that belt is there just to adjust the dress a bit better)


And the dress as it is right now, I still need to sew the neckline and the V shape under the bust (the lighting in the first two pics is really bad, sorry about it):



What do you think about it? Could it be approved after I finished sewing everything and I put it together with the belt, shoes and hair?

After the dress is finished I think I'll start with the belt. I've bought a 0.5mm aluminium sheet that I think will be easy to work with and some silver fake leather.

I'm also having trouble finding hair extensions for this costume, cause the ones that I've found are either too short or the shipping to Spain is too high, so if anyone have any advice feel free to let me now, it will help me a lot.

Thank you!!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good to me so far Smile But I'm no expert in this costume!
I also like your current hair color Wink

Regarding the extensions, Have you tried simply amazon.es maybe ? It seems they have lots of 60cm+ extensions at affordable prices. (And I don't know how tall you are but I guess 60cm should already be enough to reach your lower back no ?)

https://www.amazon.es/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?__mk_es_ES=MŎ&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=extension+cabello&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aextension+cabello
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ritin Kornas wrote:
Looking good to me so far Smile But I'm no expert in this costume!
I also like your current hair color Wink

Regarding the extensions, Have you tried simply amazon.es maybe ? It seems they have lots of 60cm+ extensions at affordable prices. (And I don't know how tall you are but I guess 60cm should already be enough to reach your lower back no ?)

https://www.amazon.es/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?__mk_es_ES=MŎ&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=extension+cabello&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aextension+cabello


I've measured myself from the top of my head to my lower back and I'll need around 75cm hair extensions, considering that the hair should be in a braid, probably a bit more (I'm around 1.70m tall), but thank you!.
And about my current hair color, I'm glad you like it! but It'll have to go soon so that I can recreate Leia's hairstyles Crying or Very sad hahah
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jemini Organa wrote:
Ritin Kornas wrote:
Looking good to me so far Smile But I'm no expert in this costume!
I also like your current hair color Wink

Regarding the extensions, Have you tried simply amazon.es maybe ? It seems they have lots of 60cm+ extensions at affordable prices. (And I don't know how tall you are but I guess 60cm should already be enough to reach your lower back no ?)

https://www.amazon.es/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?__mk_es_ES=MŎ&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=extension+cabello&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aextension+cabello


I've measured myself from the top of my head to my lower back and I'll need around 75cm hair extensions, considering that the hair should be in a braid, probably a bit more (I'm around 1.70m tall), but thank you!.
And about my current hair color, I'm glad you like it! but It'll have to go soon so that I can recreate Leia's hairstyles Crying or Very sad hahah


What about temporary hair dyes in spray?

Could the facts it's a braid not be helpful by enabling to braid multiple shorter extension together to match the appropriate length ? Anyone ever tried that ?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ritin Kornas wrote:
What about temporary hair dyes in spray?
Could the facts it's a braid not be helpful by enabling to braid multiple shorter extension together to match the appropriate length ? Anyone ever tried that ?


Don't worry about the hair color, I'm ok with dyeing it, it needs some rest from bright colours anyway Laughing

I think I've found the solution to the hair lenght problem by the way, I saw Catiusha's thread about this same dress and she used kanekalon extensions, I did some research and I found some 82 inch / 2m long kanekalon hair for around 5, it comes folded in half and braided, and it seems like a lot of hair, so I'll give it a try Leia Buns
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a little hard to see the details in the lighting in the photos you provided- also there isnt a straight on front photo of you wearing this?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daughter of Alderaan wrote:
It's a little hard to see the details in the lighting in the photos you provided- also there isnt a straight on front photo of you wearing this?


Sorry about the quality, I realized a while after posting them that they were really pixelated, I'll post more pics as soon as I can try it on again with day light, by now I can leave here some pics of the dress with better lighting, in case you can give me a bit of feedback It'll be really appreciated, thank you!

The seem around the neckline is only there to iron it in the correct place, but it's already sewed on the inside, so there will be no visible stitches in the end:

https://flic.kr/p/25mr9aH


https://flic.kr/p/25hHnBf


https://flic.kr/p/25hHod5
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a front pic with a bit of a better lighting (in front of a window):
https://flic.kr/p/241ZX7g


And the shoes arrived this morning!
https://flic.kr/p/24ipVoS
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey! Looks like a good start. The sleeves look good from the pictures I can see! I have some concerns about the neckline, it should not have topstitching and appears very high. Also your inverted "v" point looks to have a curve and should be more of a straight line.

Is there stitching along the fold/pleat along the top part of your dress?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daughter of Alderaan wrote:
Hey! Looks like a good start. The sleeves look good from the pictures I can see! I have some concerns about the neckline, it should not have topstitching and appears very high. Also your inverted "v" point looks to have a curve and should be more of a straight line.

Is there stitching along the fold/pleat along the top part of your dress?


Hi! In the picture it has stitching, but it's only there to iron it in place and then it'll be removed, the neck is already sewn in the inside so it won't have any visible stitches.

I'll try to lower the neckline a bit without showing anything "unappropriate", but I have quite a high bust so I'm not sure how much fabric I'll be able to cut.
About the V shape, I think I know what you mean, I was seeing something weird too and I wasn't able to figure out what it was, but now I think I see what's wrong with it, specially the left side, it makes a little curve and doesn't follow a straigt line from under the chest. I think I'll be able to fix it.
Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again! I've fixed the weird V point shape and I've lowered the neck line as much as I could.
Also, I've ironed the dress to remove the stitching along the pleat of the neck, here are some picks:

The top part of the dress:

https://flic.kr/p/24oFJ6j


A front pick of the whole dress:

https://flic.kr/p/25tmAca
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That helped. Getting a straight line on the inverted V does trouble a lot of people. The diagonal tuck still looks like it has a stitching line on it?

Nice shoes, btw! Those look excellent.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again! I'm not sure what you mean with the stitching line in the diagonal pleat so I'm leaving some close up picks here. In the last pics it looked like it had stitching in the middle of it but it doesn't, it's just the fabric folding again, I'm not sure if what you mean is that, if it's not just tell me and I'll fix it.

https://flic.kr/p/FTaaQx


https://flic.kr/p/24bjG5a


Thanks for your feedback and your patience!
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Ooh, I think I got it now. There's two folding lines, right? And the shadow of the first looks like the shadow stitching can cause. Any way you can smooth that out so you get a smooth transition from the right to the left with just the one fold from the tuck? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay! I'll see what I can do to remove one of the folds and make it look smoother, thank you very much again! Leia Buns
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