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SuthrnBelleChan
12-12-2002, 10:15 PM
I have 3 questions, nd i'm VERY sorry if these haev been asked before!:confused:

1) what do you recommend to keep the top stiff?
2) How do you add the feathers the the edges?
3) What pattern would you recommend (PLEASE someone help em with this oen especially)?

Yuna
12-12-2002, 11:49 PM
1) Interfacing
2) sew them onto a strip of fabric then sew the fabric onto the sides
3) You'll never find a pattern that's perfect. Your best bet is to find similar patterns and edit them accordingly.

RealizeDOP
12-14-2002, 12:42 AM
^^ Hello~ Well for my dress i used McCalls 3045. It's a prom dresss, and what i had to do is cut up the front pices to shape the front, take in the side seams a bit so it's more form fitting...I added about 30 extra inches to the center back seam and made the other seams longer accordingly.

To keep the fromt up and stiff, I would add Boning to the front~ It's great, I didn't even need to add a invisible strap or anything.

As for the Feathers, what i did after i was done with the base dress, i sewed lace all around the edge of the dress, then I glued the feathers on the lace instead of the dress so it doens't ruin the "base dress" If i decided to redo the dress i can always just take out the lace part and re use the feathers if you understand what I mean. Hope that helps! heres some pics of mine if you want to see what i mean:
http://www.anna-neko.nu/katsu2k2/carolina-yuna.jpg
http://www.anna-neko.nu/katsu2k2/carolina-yuna_back.jpg
http://www.cosplaylab.com/pics/5384.jpg

Okays, if you need any more help you can e mail me! It's my favorite costume so I could help you if u need it : )

Koumori
12-14-2002, 10:27 AM
I made a strapless, backless dress pattern using my usual princess-seam sloper and Simplicity 7068 as a guide. Make sure that it fits you very well and make sure you use plenty of boning on EVERY seam in the bodice. Metal if you can; poly "feather" boning softens with heat and ends up molding to YOUR shape rather than keeping the dress the shape you want it.

My train is separate and detachable, and based off the train shape of my Regency gown. For feathers, I bought a few pounds of feathers already strung on a thread, sewed them in two layers onto an organza band, and attach the band around the train hem with velcro (they're removable so that the dress can be transported).

Now if I could just find the boots...

SuthrnBelleChan
12-14-2002, 10:56 AM
for the boots try www.gothshop.com or E-bay. E-bya will be your best bet. thank for for all of your help!! I will definately do the boning in the bodice! I have never done it before though o_O how do you do boning?

Koumori
12-14-2002, 12:21 PM
No, I haven't been able to find any boots that are non-platform, non-patent, low-heeled, and lace up the front on ebay or on any online stores. Thanks, though. (I'm picky - I really want them to look like the ones in the game.)

Boning is a critical element in making fitted garments. In essence, you create a channel (like a long pocket) in the lining, along the seams, and you insert a stiff piece of metal or plastic. It helps the bodice keep its shape and fit correctly without wrinkling or pulling out of shape. Fabric stores generally sell only plastic "feather" boning, which IMHO doesn't work very well. Historically, boning has been made of reed, whale baleen (whalebone), or metal. I use metal spiral boning which I cut to size for each project. It's another one of those things you will be tempted to skip but shouldn't.

SuthrnBelleChan
12-14-2002, 11:26 PM
Thank you very much!!

Yuna
12-16-2002, 12:47 AM
Well, boneing in essence is a great idea, in fact that is what I was going to use, but when implamented, it totally did *NOT* looks like Yuna's wedding dress front because her's is smooth and when instaling boneing it adds texture and bumps: even the kind that molds to fit your body. You should always try out what things on a muslin base first. That's what I did. Saved me a LOT of heacaches when going form cheap $1 a yard muslin to my $100 crepe I used on the final dress.

SuthrnBelleChan
12-16-2002, 07:11 AM
Yuna: you're looks really awesome. My deal with boning though is I don't wanna have the clear straps to hold it up. If all else fails i'll startch it! hehe j/k could you even startch that type of material? lol

Koumori
12-16-2002, 07:49 AM
That's strange, I've never had a problem with boning showing through, even under delicate fabrics. Did you put your casings along the seamlines of the lining, and stop them below your bust in the front?

Yuna
12-16-2002, 06:58 PM
Hmmmm, the difference might be that you have a larger *chest* then I do. The reason I did have to go for the vinyl straps is that mine id COMPLETELY backless, and on the sides of my gown you could see *in*. A larger bust might make is so you don't need the strap.

Bell: My strap only went aroun my neck from each side. In normal circomstances, i.e. I didn't have a flash hitting the vinyl, you couldn't really tell it was there.

Koumori
12-16-2002, 08:09 PM
I am expecting to have to rely on some double-sided carpet tape. Mine does wrap around my back enough that I'm not too worried about it gaping on the sides, but I don't want to take any chances with it slipping down.

SuthrnBelleChan
12-16-2002, 09:08 PM
I'm with Koumori, I'm most likely gonna do some boning then double-sided carpet tape, or spirit gum... hmm... Cuz I want this dress to seriously last me. I want it to be my wedding dress, so I want it to last.

RyuHayabusaDOA2
12-16-2002, 09:19 PM
I'd say Duct Tape! everything works with Duct-Tape!
*runs away*

Maryssa
12-16-2002, 09:40 PM
If you want it to be your wedding dress, I would advise not relying on *tape* to hold it on yourself o_o

Koumori
12-16-2002, 09:47 PM
Not at all - tape is an excellent way to keep strapless dresses from falling down - nothing holds like carpet tape, and it's invisible. While it won't help the dress *last* exactly, it will help keep it on, and if the dress is well lined, there shouldn't be any risk of damaging the outer fabric.

RyuHayabusaDOA2
12-16-2002, 09:50 PM
*comes back with his Shining Gundam*
http://www.splashpagecomics.com/model/gsdg25.jpg

I still say Duct Tape! Use Duct Tape! it solves everything!

Koumori
12-16-2002, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by RyuHayabusaDOA2

I still say Duct Tape! Use Duct Tape! it solves everything!

We heard you.

SuthrnBelleChan
12-16-2002, 10:24 PM
Ryu frightens me... o_O yeah, well i mean i'm having an FFX themed wedding probably. If i start now *maybe* i'll finish in time lol/ I wanna make this dress the best I can, then the carpet tape will be used to hold it up. Now... if I could just locate where I put my Yuna necklace... ::frown::

SuthrnBelleChan
12-16-2002, 10:26 PM
Yeah Koumori, by lasting I mean, i want to adhere it to myself without damaging it, thus making it last. Thanks everyonefor all for their help! *except Ryu, you still frighten me*

RyuHayabusaDOA2
12-16-2002, 10:27 PM
SuthrnBelleChan: I'm just joking ya know...
here
http://www.splashpagecomics.com/model/gsdg25.jpg
*gives her a SD Shining Gundam*

SuthrnBelleChan
12-16-2002, 10:29 PM
YAY! ::nervous:: I think it wet the carpet... BAD GUNDAM! NO! THOU SHALL NT EAT LAUREN-CHAN'S KEN-OKI!

RyuHayabusaDOA2
12-16-2002, 10:31 PM
LOL :p-fa, fa, fa, fa!
yeah, them Gundams need a lot of loving care, but they do kick butt, BelleChan

SuthrnBelleChan
12-16-2002, 10:40 PM
::has funeral service for the remains of ken-oki, then gets quickly bakc on topic of Yuna's Wedding Dress::

SuthrnBelleChan
12-17-2002, 07:35 AM
Koumori, I keep forgetting to mention, Your Toshiya costume totally rocks! I love it!

Koumori
12-17-2002, 09:22 AM
*blush* Thank you!!! I'm trying to pull together his "Cage" outfit for Otakon.

Yuna
12-17-2002, 10:30 AM
so much DeG madness! Going to Katsu o_O;??

Koumori
12-17-2002, 10:45 AM
Alas, not this year... funds just don't allow... especially after all the funds spent on the Yuna Wedding Dress (see? I'm on topic!) - I'm hitting A-Kon (because I have a friend in Dallas) and Otakon (because I've never been) and AnimeBoston (because it's right downtown and I don't have to get a hotel room).. maybe next year I can manage Katsu. Can't wait to see pictures!

Yuna
12-17-2002, 11:26 AM
Dude, I hope I make A-Kon again this year. Last year it was *such* a blast! I want ot repeat that con more then any other. Believe me, it's definatly worth going.

And I understand the Yuna drainage. I spent over $300 on her so I can't toally sympathize x_x

SuthrnBelleChan
12-17-2002, 05:26 PM
Yeha my Yuna dress is gonna cost a ton. But luckily I found alittle shop in the flea market that sells feathers and tons of them! I gotta check the craft store too. Can someone please tell me a fast and easy way to do the wings? I have an idea, but i'm not sure about it. So can y'all help please.

Maryssa
12-17-2002, 05:47 PM
well what's your idea? maybe we can help from there.

SuthrnBelleChan
12-17-2002, 06:10 PM
I thought maybe some chicken wire, but I don't know how I could get it to curve around

Maryssa
12-17-2002, 09:09 PM
well chicken wire is quite flexible, so it should curve easily. its a common material that people use as a wing base.

SuthrnBelleChan
12-18-2002, 07:25 AM
how well will it stay though?

Tamoko
12-22-2002, 03:03 PM
for a pattern.. lust look for a long dress and leave the front open a little.. change it a bit. o.o; like a wedding dress. look at wedding dress designs! n_n

RealizeDOP
12-23-2002, 08:00 PM
The way I did my wings.....

I got some wire, i forgot what kind it was but i can reply back with the name later. Then for one side, I made like a leaf shaped petal with a long "stem". Then i did another one for teh opposite side. I then winded the "stems together" just at the base of the "petals" and you get this like double leaf thing with two wire sticking out. You can kinda put it against your back and curve it around the way you want it. Then i used duck tape! yes duck tape and taped it around the area were it was wound up. Then i used Muslim and covered the two petals. Then i just glued feathers on them, and to clean off the top edge i for a maribou boa and glued it around the top to give it a soft look. Now, The way my Wings stayed on my back: I had a white wedding boustier on that had three rows of hooks and eyes. One row i used to keep the boustier on. The other two rows I used to hold the wings/ I put one "stem" in each row of eyes. That kept them on my back...Hmmm.....Maybe i'll just take a picture of this all and show you. *.* I'm sure that is confussing.

SuthrnBelleChan
12-23-2002, 10:14 PM
What is Muslim that you used ot cover the petals?and yes please put some pics of making the wings stay hehe. it is indeed confusing lol. Thank you so mcuh for all of your help!

Koumori
12-24-2002, 09:29 AM
I think she meant "muslin." Which is a cheap, sturdy cotton fabric.

SuthrnBelleChan
12-24-2002, 10:36 AM
Is it readily available at like Wal*Mart or Hancock?

Yuna
12-24-2002, 11:11 AM
you can prolly find it anywhere/ If you go to such stores as joanns or something, they have it for $0.99 a yard.

SuthrnBelleChan
12-24-2002, 11:21 AM
that works! hehe i'm already gonna be spednign a ton on this dress hehe. and RealizeDOP, I am looking for wedding boustiers now hehe i figured out what you meant by it and as of January iw ill begin the dress :D I've got so many costumes to do! hehe maybe soem of you guys will come to ChibiCon so I can personally thank you for all of your help! I will have the dress done by then *i hope* so I wish I could see y'all there. It'f not I plan on going to AWA and MTAC, and i'm pondering Animazement

RealizeDOP
12-24-2002, 02:54 PM
Hope this picture helps!!! Good Luck with the dress! : )

Yuna
12-24-2002, 05:27 PM
Yaya also had a boustier that snapped onto the front of her dress. She had to do both that and the vinyl strap because the dress was so heavy. Fiberoptic lights, 20 yards of fabric... go figure.