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dilettante129
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Date: 7/2/12 12:14 PM

Hello! My DD requested that I construct Vintage Vogue #1172 with a red bodice and blue skirt for a cosplay event in less than 2 weeks. Since she is a petite and smaller through the bust than the pattern size indicated, I did construct a muslin for fit. However, I never attempted to baste in a zipper or the bodice facings.

Will it be possible to install an invisible zipper if I hand-pick it so that I can select a red zipper and have only the top portion show at the side of the bodice? Further, how can I ensure that there is a perfect "pleat" at the top of the skirt where each godet is sewn to the front, back and side pieces? I noticed that I was unable to achieve perfect triangular points with the muslin. Perhaps that is because the skirt pieces were only basted and I didn't hand knot the ends to keep the pieces from unraveling.

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- d.

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Date: 7/3/12 3:55 AM

Perfect godets are a matter of practice. Try working on some samples before diving into the real skirt.

As for the zipper, if it is sewn close enough in the ditch, then the zipper color shouldn't show on the outside when it's zipped up. This is also a more a question of practice rather than technique. I personally would not hand-pick a zipper because I'm too lazy and they turn out fine on the machine. To be honest, even if it does show a little, nobody should be looking that close under her arm.
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Date: 7/3/12 11:57 PM

Thanks so much for the tips! I purchased extra fabric for both the skirt and the bodice, so I have plenty to practise with with respect to the godets. I will also practise inserting a zipper into the scraps of fabric to see exactly how close I can come to the zipper itself to avoid having it show in either the bodice or the skirt.

Thank you again!

- d.

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Date: 7/20/12 12:37 PM

What character is she cosplaying? I do some cosplay costuming & would love to see the dress when you've finished it!

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Date: 7/23/12 11:51 AM

My DD attended her cosplay event as Wonder Woman. Her vision was that she would be WW attending a formal affair. DD received quite a few compliments on how glamorous she looked. She made the iconic tiara as well as a triple strand of pearls with the iconic WW logo (made from polymer clay) as the clasp of the pearls. She even painted a pair of flats using fabric medium added to acrylic paint so that they matched her dress.

Because this was for a cosplay event, I bought the cheapest satin fabric that I could find. The dress was made from acetate lining fabric which frayed when looking at it. It also made pressing difficult, even with a pressing cloth. I did end up hand-picking the zipper and was forced to hand-roll the narrow hem on the skirt. I also hand-appliqued three white stars to the front of the skirt. Although the pattern called for a thin belt, I made a wide cummerbund that attached with hooks and eyes. My DD was able to paint the cummerbund the same colour gold as she used on the tiara and clasp on the strand of pearls.

When I made the crinoline, I doubled 9 inch strips of heavy-weight netting (bottom layer/strips were 8 yards in length, middle layer was 4 yards in length, and the top layer was 2 yards in length). The hem, waist-band, and each strip/layer was covered with satin ribbon. Even with the doubled layers of netting, I still didn't achieve quite as much poof as I would have liked given the weight of the skirt with those godets. That meant that the godets didn't hang quite as nicely as I would have liked. So, I ended up just cutting off some of the excess fabric from the bottom of each godet so that it draped properly.

This costume took an inordinate amount of time to make; much more than I had ever anticipated. I ended up working on it non-stop for several weeks. Hopefully, she will wear it again at another cosplay event.


- d.


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