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MemoryOfAlessa
02-18-2011, 08:25 PM
http://cc.domaindlx.com/JamesHetfield/Eileen%20Galvin%2002.jpg

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110122060248/silent/images/f/f2/EileenCantUseALadderWithHerArmLikeThat.png (Blood warning)

http://www.visitsilenthill.com/tutorials/eileen/eileen.html

What dress fabric would be appropriate for her? There's not much of a shine to it, as far as I've noticed. I thought of Dupioni or Taffeta, but again, too shiny, and not the right texture. Not to mention I haven't seen them in this warm plum color. Anyone have suggestions?

Buckshot Billie
02-19-2011, 01:08 AM
I'm thinking they might be implying silk crepe. That's what it looks like in the first picture, and that would make sense, as it's a material that might realistically be used for a party dress (sucks that she never actually got to go to the party...). If you ended up using silk crepe, though, you'd have to really line it. It's... flimsy.

As for the darker designs around her waist, those might be velvet? Something like this situation:

http://www.magnifeco.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/tribes-nations-rngoon-velvet-scarf.jpg

As for where to find that, I've heard they carry similar things at more dancewear-oriented fabric shops. Also, you could try some upscale design places like moodfabrics.com. They will probably for definitely have what you're looking for.

MemoryOfAlessa
02-19-2011, 01:47 AM
Silk crepe! That looks like it can work nicely. As for her little designs, that velvet design actually looks pretty neat. I thought it was just simple black lace or something, but that could work, too. Very pretty.

Brsis
02-19-2011, 03:58 AM
Seconding the crepe - my only other thought was possibly velveteen or mock suede, it's got the same kind of an almost-nap to it.

And that kind of flock-on-sheer effect is called burnout velvet - it's pretty robust stuff and normally quite reasonably priced, I highly recommend it.

Buckshot Billie
02-19-2011, 04:25 AM
And that kind of flock-on-sheer effect is called burnout velvet - it's pretty robust stuff and normally quite reasonably priced, I highly recommend it.

Thank you so much, by the way; I was blanking on the technical term for that stuff.

Brsis
02-19-2011, 08:15 AM
Thank you so much, by the way; I was blanking on the technical term for that stuff.

No worries - I have a dictionary of fabric next to the Singer for exactly these moments ^.^

Buckshot Billie
02-19-2011, 04:16 PM
No worries - I have a dictionary of fabric next to the Singer for exactly these moments ^.^

O, neat! I could stand to have something like that. What's the title/author?

Brsis
02-20-2011, 04:48 AM
It's called 'The Illustrated Dictionary of Fabric' or something like that - it's ancient, I think it was published in 1975 or something. As you can probably guess, there are some fabrics in there that just don't get around any more.