5891Re: Pattern Mod help
- Nov 19, 2012It certainly is! I told her before she even accepted my quotation for the costume. There isn't any kind of flesh coloured straps, I have several high rez refs that I can zoom in and the dress seems to stay put by its lonesome. Even showed her pictures of the two patterns I had considered for the dress.
--- In F-Costume@yahoogroups.com, Carol Kocian <aquazoo@...> wrote:
> As long as it's ok with the client to have a different neckline than
> the original! Between the off-the-shoulders look and the cleavage,
> the original gown definitely has a corset basis. I think I can see a
> flesh-tone or transparent narrow shoulder strap to help hold it up.
> I agree, from the Vogue pattern you will need a higher back to
> stabilize the shoulder straps and support the weight of the sleeves.
> Something you can do besides raising the back is to make it a V from
> the top of the strap to the center back, and stabilize that angle
> with stay tape.
> I made a dress once with a neckline like the Vogue and heavy sleeves,
> and the sleeves fell down in a hurry.
> On Nov 18, 2012, at 7:35 PM, Sarah Strong wrote:
> > You definitely want a foundation inside the bodice, just as if this
> > was
> > a strapless gown, to keep it from falling down. I don't think I'd
> > trust
> > cable ties to give it enough support either, I'd invest in real 1/4"
> > steel bones. Not a big deal really, you can order them to the correct
> > length. OK to use cable ties in your muslin test, so you figure out
> > what
> > the correct lengths will be.
> > What the foundation does is it supports the weight of the dress on the
> > wearer's waist with a ribbon belt. It can extend below the waist also,
> > if you want to smooth that line, and also have the bones not just
> > end at
> > the waist, but the waist belt is key. Then the bones go up to the top
> > edge, or near enough to provide the needed support to the dress.
> > Especially with the cleft in the front neckline! You can enhance
> > cleavage by angling the side-front bones like this \/ a bit.
> > I don't know if you have a back view, but I imagine the back
> > neckline is
> > straight across at the highest line it can be, in order to help
> > support
> > those sleeves. And I bet there's still some wig tape here and there!
> > I think the pattern you've chosen as a starting point is a good
> > one. If
> > I recall correctly, it has a high-waist seam which you probably
> > want to
> > eliminate (and that should be easy to do, just overlap and glue the
> > pattern pieces together) And it does go up onto the shoulders a bit so
> > it will help carry the weight. You might raise the back neck line a
> > bit
> > to help support the sleeves.
> > Gorgeous dress, what a fun project!
> > On 11/18/2012 5:33 PM, Hazel Daniel wrote:
> >> Hello again!
> >> I've been tasked with making a gown from the BBC show Merlin,
> >> specifically this one ----->
> >> http://media.sfx.co.uk/files/2012/10/merlin-arthurs-bane-part-1-
> >> overnights.jpg
> >> I've chosen this pattern for it--->
> >> http://images.patternreview.com/sewing/patterns/vogue/2788/2788.jpg
> >> Basically I need help with the sleeves. I know adding the undersleeve
> >> and the oversleeve will add a heap of weight onto the shoulder strap,
> >> and my previous experience has told me that such things pull the
> >> dress down.
> >> I did look at a different pattern with a closer neckline, but it
> >> required boning which is something I've never tried before. If I
> >> tried
> >> it I would most likely just use the seam allowance to hold it in
> >> place.
> >> Guessing that it'll need reinforcing somehow, but how I don't
> >> know. I've
> >> always ignored the need for interfacings in patterns (I know, slap me
> >> right now)
> >> Also, if anyone has tips on how to stop stretch velvet fabric from
> >> curling where it's been cut I would be most grateful.
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