Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Last Updated: 06-29-2007
Made for the midnight opening of Revenge of the Sith.
The only major issue I have with this is the frontispiece. I love the way it looks, but it's a bit too short and I don't want to remake it so I'm stuck.
The vest marked the first thing I've ever completely drafted a pattern for. Originally I thought I could just modify a mandarin shirt pattern, but the seams on the back of the vest strongly resemble Victorian construction. I ended up using one of the 1870's dresses from Patterns of Fashion 2 as a guide, but I still had to make severe changes to THAT. *beams* And it fits perfectly!!! The seams were all in the right places and I felt like I could sew anything.
For the shirt part I used two layers of grey chiffon over one layer grey broadcloth for the sleeves and some blue stretchy knit I already had for the body (said blue is rather lighter and brighter than the original, but I figure nobody is going to see it anyway and I didn't want to spend money without a very good reason) And I say here and now that without fray-check chiffon is the work of the devil. Especially when one is making tiny tubes of tiny loops-that-will-be-button-holes/loops/thingies.
There's not much to say about the skirt, I used charcoal grey Thai silk with an underskirt of tulle and broadcloth to give it body.
I don't have the full hair-do in these pictures simply because the one thing I never really got around to (besides a fastener on the skirt and enough hooks and eyes on the vest) was a hair-piece(s). After the midnight opening, I didn't have any place to wear this to, and "finishing" it off seemed so unimportant compared to making new stuff. I suppose if I ever go to some sort of con and want to wear this, I'll take the time and trouble, but for now, just imagine I have huge, silly hair.
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