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Unread 12-12-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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Disney Fairies Rosetta Help

Okay so I am going to make this, Rosetta in her summer dress:
http://stuffpoint.com/pixie-hollow/i...ow-rosetta.jpg

And have several questions for it that I haven't been able to find decent answers for by just browsing in other posts.

1. What type of fabric should I use to get that petal-like texture? I was thinking of some sort of suede or microfiber material but since I need to dye or paint it to get that gradient, I'm not sure those would work.

2. Speaking of dying/painting what methods would work best? I'm debating between dying before construction or after. I almost think after would be best (at least for the top) since I would have more control over it that way. Obviously I would have to wash it or whatever the same way I would dye it to prevent shrinkage.

3. Lastly, I know there are some good wing tutorials out there, but my issue is if it would be best to cut a slit in the back of the bodice like they did in the Disney parks: http://www.flickr.com/photos/disneyb...faves-venusop/

Related to this is that I want to make her jacket too, since I don't know when I'd be wearing this and it may get cold:

http://images2.fanpop.com/image/phot...4-1024-768.jpg

But how would I go about dealing with the wings and the jacket so I can easily put it on and take it off? If there even is a way.

Thanks guys!
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Unread 12-12-2012, 09:53 PM   #2
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Oh and a fabric suggestion for the jacket too? It seems more like an autumn leaf to me than a petal--so do you think a pleather maybe?
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Unread 12-12-2012, 10:57 PM   #3
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I think your ideas are pretty good. Rather than dyeing though, I'd probably paint to get the gradient texture. Paints will work on ultrasuede just fine.

I'd split the difference of when to color your fabric pieces: I'd cut everything out, make sure the pieces will be the right fit, then paint them, then the final assembly.

I never paid much attention before but Tinkerbell & her kin have very low wings, don't they? most characters the wings are based on a shoulder blade placement, hers are in the mid back (which frankly makes wearing them a ton easier). Yes, the reason there are slits in the bodice is because the bodice isn't supporting the wings at all, something else underneath is.

As to the jacket, I'd cut full slits, not holes but essentially long flaps so you can toss the jacket over your shoulders and wear it without having to remove or adjust the wings themselves.
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Unread 12-13-2012, 03:46 PM   #4
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Oooh thanks! I didn't even think of having the jacket be open all the way down--maybe I'll add hook& eyes at the bottom so I don't get an awkward cape thing though. I just remembered this question--to get the ruffled hem I've heard of a "lettuce hem" how exactly would that work since I'd be lining everything and probably using boning in the bodice?
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lettuce hems will NOT work on ultrasuede or any other heavy fabric, lettuce hems are only possible on really light weight stuff like chiffon, organza, the thinnest cotton broadcloth, etc.
That said, her petals aren't really 'lettuce', just some nice little curls. You can insert light weight wire along the lower edges of each petal (sew it into the seam allowance) and shape it any way you like. Just remember not to sit on the wired bits, or you will have funny wrinkled back side petals.
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Unread 12-18-2012, 01:09 AM   #6
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Here's a tutorial I've found that I plan on using for my Iradesa cosplay. It's a little more than halfway down the page but it looks really easy!!!

http://meazara.webs.com/tutorials.htm
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