2439Re: Oddball question on high-standing collar supports
- Feb 1 5:53 PMNot sure if this would be the entire answer but it might help;
Irish Dancers use a product called Flexi-Firm in their skirts & capes
to keep them rigid & standing out.
It resembles 1/8"thick felt. It is flexible & can be sewn through but
is very "firm" & will stand up very well. It will not be immobile &
is easy to sew through (if not to manipulate through the machine in
large pieces - like the Irish Dance skirt).
Not all suppliers will have it either but it might be worth checking
--- In F-Costume@yahoogroups.com, Angharad ver' Reynulf
>am now making 6 matching outfits inspired by them for a drag queen
> One of my household friends fell in love with two costumes
> currently on display or in progress at my house this month and so I
show. One was my Julian May Tanu costume (easy-peasy,
> even if he chose sequined fabric that stretches) but the other is aand brocade,
> high stand up collar (think Ming the Merciless, Magenta or Riff from
> RHPS or in a couple of the Big Three Halloween costume patterns).
> My personal stand up collar is just fine, being made out of silk
> even beaded, the pellon and boning is enough to make it stand upjust
> fine. Theirs are heavier (quilted silver lame, eventually to beconsistently, even with the extra boning I
> beaded/sparkled) and they are much more active, including a can-can
> dance, which is causing them to flop about and not stand up
> added.the front collar (past
> I've slipstitched a casing with 1/4" dowelling from the points of
> the waist) up to the outer edge even with the ears, and that isrevealing
> working to where they can still dance and move, but not feel
> uncomfortable, but the dowels break easily. Any other suggestions?
> A supportasse like Margo's Elizabethan patterns doesn't seem to be
> a good idea with the range of motion and quick-change need this is
> demanding (they will have 2 1/2 minutes to change, but one of them
> drops the collar and robe on-stage to begin the next number-
> the costume underneath, and looks a LOT like Kevin Roche).______________________________________________________________________
> Thank you for your time,
> Jonnalyhn Wolfcat
> who is glad that they like it so much, even if I'M going
> nuts....three of them have already asked for me to consider other
> outfits for them from Victorian inspired to pure confections of
> fantasy or to be models in my next Masquerade entry.
> The fish are biting.
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