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GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« on: Feb 23, 2016, 03:20 AM »
After almost a year of stalking the forms Im finally starting my WIPs....

First I made my flightsuit (not pictured) and finished my vest, and then remade the it when I wasn't happy with it the first time.


Cloak- made with a heavy muslin and dyed and then bleached. I'm pretty pleased with how it's turned out.


Girthbelt-made from cotton I want to say piping. I dyed it to match the cloak. I didn't want the harshness of the lines of the vest to be too much for how organic the cloak is, so the girth belt is a little bit of both.



My belt is in the works- pouches are made. This is the preliminary sketch. I was a little worried that it was starting to look too steampunk, but I'm thinking it will be alright.


I appreciate any feedback :)

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #1 on: Feb 23, 2016, 04:10 AM »
Everything looks amazing vod!  I especially love your cape, it's really really pretty :)  Belt design looks good, it doesn't feel too steampunky at all, don't worry :)

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #2 on: Feb 23, 2016, 10:52 AM »
Thank you! My cape has received some weathering since the picture- no dirt yet, just started to tatter the bottom and stress the fabric.

I did get the belt cut out last night, so will be getting a hand riveting it together soon (since the rivet gun hates me). It's all moving fast now :)

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #3 on: Feb 23, 2016, 07:33 PM »
This, I like this. I'mma stick around and see where it goes.

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #4 on: Feb 23, 2016, 08:46 PM »
Amazing work.  Your kit is going to be seriously kick-shebs.

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #5 on: Feb 24, 2016, 04:29 AM »
Thanks vode! :) this is a labour of love so far-I keep remaking it as I go... I may get OM by the time next year rolls around.

I got the belt all cut out tonight. I'm using upholstery leather that I stripped off of a lazy boy chair at a second hand store. The chair was in too rough of shape for them to sell- so they said yes to me stripping the chair for 2$


So, after I designed the belt, I drew the design on my leather chunks and cut it all out using an exacto knife and quilting square. I used contact cement on the rough side of the leather, folded it and ironed it. Once it cooled the contact cement was dried and its stiff leather that I'm loving the look of :)



Riveting tomorrow :)

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #6 on: Feb 24, 2016, 08:26 AM »
Hehehe nice work. Scavenging is the best way to get stuff :D

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #7 on: Feb 24, 2016, 08:27 AM »
Great use of materials vod!

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #8 on: Feb 24, 2016, 05:59 PM »
I'm impressed! This is lovely. Can I ask what pattern you used for the vest? If you used a pattern that is. The one I have just isn't working the way I want it to. It has too much shaping built into the pattern to alter it easily.

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #9 on: Feb 25, 2016, 12:46 AM »
Belt is almost done now, pics to follow.

I'm impressed! This is lovely. Can I ask what pattern you used for the vest? If you used a pattern that is. The one I have just isn't working the way I want it to. It has too much shaping built into the pattern to alter it easily.

Unfortunately- I'm not a pattern person. I started out with tracing a shirt to get the basic shape and I did regular darts and a zipper up the side. It was too baggy, so I folded it in half (front) and cut it and the cut off sections to make the princess seams. I based it from some pictures I found online. For the back I did the same but I love the look of a yoke- so I did that part first- then recut the bottom. I added the webbing and clips- as well as a piece of boning on each side in the front to help the structure.

Update:

The belt base is done! I have pouches to add to the top strap, and a holster to add as well. Hopefully adding pouches on tonight.

And an updated look at the soft parts up to this point- still not sold on the black fabric over the cloak but I think it adds depth. Thoughts?

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #10 on: Feb 25, 2016, 02:09 PM »
You're going to make all us non-seamstresses feel inadequate lololol

If your hard parts turn out half as good as this stuff you're going to have an extraordinary kit, vod!

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #11 on: Feb 25, 2016, 02:16 PM »
Absolutely stunning!! I love how your belt turned out.

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #12 on: Feb 25, 2016, 02:26 PM »
So much awesome to be seen here, keep it up vod!

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #13 on: Feb 26, 2016, 01:02 AM »
You're going to make all us non-seamstresses feel inadequate lololol

If your hard parts turn out half as good as this stuff you're going to have an extraordinary kit, vod!

She's making ME feel inadequate. That vest is exactly what I wanted to make for mine and I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to do it. But I'm a pattern person. I can alter a lot, but it's so much easier working on somebody else.

That belt looks great! And the black on the cloak does add depth. I'd say make the final decision based on how it looks when you're fully kitted up.

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #14 on: Feb 26, 2016, 01:50 AM »
She's making ME feel inadequate. That vest is exactly what I wanted to make for mine and I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to do it. But I'm a pattern person. I can alter a lot, but it's so much easier working on somebody else.

Totally not my intention :s I can see what I want in my mind, and then I just...figure it out. I took picturws though! Just for you :) hopefully its helpful.  I wrote out my steps too- (hopefully you can read my writing) with the steps I followed when I made mine, and some of the things I learned along the way. The entire vest has medium iron in interfacing as well to provide some extra body too. I used bias tape for the edging-









Please PM me if I can help out in any way.

 


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