Post by Ani-Chay Pinn on Apr 8, 2012 0:25:53 GMT -5
Well, it turns out, I did not get the linen.
I thought to myself --- OK, get serious, what are you going to DO with it? Hmmmmmm, well there is that Depa Billaba variant Jedi outfit I've been thinking about. So, what do I have in my fabric stash to make it with --- go to stash and find lovely silk and wool and cotton. I've definitely got a plan.
So, I stayed true to my vow, have singled out some of my stash to use. And I did did use some of my fabric stash to make a couch cover to go with my new-improved living room that I got when I got rid of the old chairs and stuff.
Oooo that's a very pretty fabric.... Thats almost exactly what Im looking for for my new costume! Im a little hesitant about the wrinkling properties of linen though, and I wonder how that would drape. Im still going to use my circle skirt pattern. I love that color but I think I might need it in a lighter weight.
They do have very good sale prices!
This is a nice silk fabric... Im leaning toward the taupe colors.
Post by Ani-Chay Pinn on Apr 8, 2012 23:18:11 GMT -5
Yes, I have a linen tunic and it is very nice, but I do have to iron it. The tabbards were especially bad for ironing, so I replaced them with tabbards of a similar color, but different fabric. It photographs better, I think, if the tabbards are slightly different from the tunic; otherwise they just blend in, especially if there's a flash.
After washing multiple times, the linen softened up fine, so the drape of it is good, but it is a medium weight linen, not a heavy weight.
The silk is very nice, but I would be careful about something that says it is 'suitable for dresses and blouses'. It might be a little light and need a lining. I always go for something that says it is 'suitable for jacket or slacks' to make sure it's heavy enough, so I don't have to line it.
I'm used to working with the standard crinkle gauze. I always have shrinkage issues between the tunic and the silk lining even if I wash the hec out of both fabrics before use. I would not want to have to line the linen!
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