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Unread 09-03-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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Nami wedding dress from Thriller Bark arc help

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I need some advices for the wedding dress worn by Nami in One Piece, Thriller Bark arc.
Here's a reference image ep366_thriller-bark_nami.jpg
I've thought to use the New Look 6454 Misses Special Occasion Dresses, maybe modifyng a little bit the neckline, but I have never used pattern before.
As for the bottom, should the skirts be separeted or not?

Any general advice and tip is very welcome >_>
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Unread 09-03-2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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Link to the pattern you're considering ?

You've never used any pattern at all, or not just that pattern ? Are you very new at sewing in general or have you done stuff by making your own patterns before or ?

Separate skirts would get the best drape, I'm not sure you could do it any other way. I'd probably make the underskirt on a layer that goes all the way up into the bodice so you don't have to worry about any lines showing. If you tried to attach it to the upper-skirt it would drag it down.
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Omg I was convinced I linked it
http://www.simplicity.com/p-2326-mis...esses.aspx#t-0
I've done stuff by making my own patterns. I've thought that godet are the way to make the hem skirt right, but never done that before.

Separate skirts should be better, thank you
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Godets are one way to do it, it would be the most "literal" translation of the artwork. However, that also gives you a lot of extra seams and I almost think that just making the skirt a bit full in general (fullness tapering instead of abruptly at the ends) would give a cleaner look. You can also used shaped seams to impart some amount of controlled fullness that becomes more abrupt at the bottom. It's up to you what you think is more important - how "clean" it looks or the frilly-ness. That pattern you linked to has godets on the bottom of one skirt already though as more of a design element.
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You think that with the full skirt will make the same effect? I mean, the skirt is quite adherent and only at the bottom become larger. I can get the same style with the full skirt?

As for the bodice I should use interfacing or boning? If I change the neckline (not straight as the pattern but heartshaped as the image) it would be fine?
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Not full all the way through, not like a rectangle. Like a triangle - you'd control fullness with a few vertical seams that go all the way up - these can be linear or flare out sharply at the bottom mimicking godets in those places. Think if you took the godets on that pattern and made them part of the pieces next to them instead.


Depending on the fabric and what you want it to look like you might need both interfacing and boning. You'll definitely need boning because it's a strapless dress that's going to be pretty heavy - and not flimsy plastic boning.

Changing the neckline should be okay but make sure you test it out on cheap fabric first.
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Okay, thank you for everything!
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