2441Re: [F-Costume] Re: Oddball question on high-standing collar supports
- Feb 2, 2007That sounds like the TimTex that is sold for hat brims and the sculpted
fabric bowls. I've used it in a bodice for someone who couldn't wear
stiff stays and still wanted some body in it. You can get it from
Newark Dressmaker Supply, item #NF25 & NF25Y, < www.newarkdress.com > .
They are a division of Home-Sew Inc., < www.homesew.com >. I've dealt
with them for over 30 years and have never had a problem with either of
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> Not 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
> Von Drago
> --- In F-Costume@yahoogroups.com <mailto:F-Costume%40yahoogroups.com>,
> Angharad ver' Reynulf
> <dragonwolfcat@...> wrote:
> > 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
> am now making 6 matching outfits inspired by them for a drag queen
> show. One was my Julian May Tanu costume (easy-peasy,
> > even if he chose sequined fabric that stretches) but the other is a
> > 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
> and brocade,
> > even beaded, the pellon and boning is enough to make it stand up
> > fine. Theirs are heavier (quilted silver lame, eventually to be
> > beaded/sparkled) and they are much more active, including a can-can
> > dance, which is causing them to flop about and not stand up
> consistently, even with the extra boning I
> > added.
> > I've slipstitched a casing with 1/4" dowelling from the points of
> the front collar (past
> > the waist) up to the outer edge even with the ears, and that is
> > 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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