Padme Gown - The making of, Part 6

Padme Gown - The making of, Part 6

Day 14 - Sunday

It was with GREAT relief that I finished the hair forms today, now I have a chance at finishing the costume in time.

The making of the hair forms.

In the evening, I worked on the placard a bit more. The grey embroidery is really embroidery thread that's been chain stitched with a crochet hook, and then sewn on.  The gold embroidery is also chain stitch. I sewed layers of tulle over it to dim the shine a bit.

Day 15 - Monday
Today I worked on the jewelry forms.

The making of the head jewelry.

Day 16 - Tuesday
I baked the jewelry forms, and noticed they weren't as stiff as I thought they would be; I decided to leave them as is, I didn't have time to keep messing with them, and I didn't want to burn them in the oven or make them brittle.

I finished adding all the hooks and eyes to the skirt and vest.  On the vest, I also added a few pieces of boning in the seam allowances, and tacked down a few seams that weren't laying flat. I didn't get a chance to tack them all down as I wanted to.

During my capstone bi-weekly online meeting, I tooled 5 more of the bracelets; the rest I finished that evening.

The making of the arm bands.

Day 17 - Wednesday
I worked on the placard some more, but I must have made something exciting for dinner because I didn't make as much progress as I'd hope to; the whole middle part of the placard is still empty. :SIGH:

Day 18 - D Day

I quickly added on the last bit of embroidery I was going to get on the placard, and hastily put the whole outfit together.  In the end, I just basted the placard to the vest, and didn't even add the lining to it. I will at some point pull it back off and finish it, just because  I think the whole costume part turned out so damn awesome.

Pictures of the final costume are in the Padme Packing Gown blog post.

The making of the Padme Gown Blog Posts: 
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
The Making of the buttons
Part 4
The Making of the hair forms
Part 5
The Making of the head jewelry
The Making of the armbands
Part 6
Padme's Packing Gown

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