Packing Padme Amidala
Rebel Legion Reserve
||Packing Padme Amidala
||Old Republic Royalty/Senatorial
This is Padme's Packing Gown from Ep. II. After months of tracking down movie-accurate fabric, learning to crochet for the front piece, dying fabric, beading, embroidery and multiple trial and errors on fitting, I finished the night before DragonCon 2008.
-2 yards of crinkle silk chiffon from Thai Silks dyed grey with RIT
-2.5 yards of silk velvet died Charcoal/teal for the vest
-7 yards of woven poly for skirt from WalMart’s $1/yard section.
-2 yards of Kona Cotton for the under-corset
-4 yards of duck cloth- 2 layers for vest stiffness
-4 yards of boning for vest and under-corset
-1 yard of hook and eye tape and lots of eyelets
-5 yards of silver taffeta for petticoat
-Hair Jewelry: 1 package of “bend n flex” sculpey, puff paint for texture, “buff n rub” paint in silver leaf and aqua paint.
-Front panel: gold and turquoise seed beads, turquoise ball beads, tulle net, gold braided thread, flat trim, silk embroidery floss and hand-crocheted chain stitching in light gray.
-Armbands: Making Memories Scrapbooking Molding strips with puff paint for raised texture, “buff n rub” paint in silver and aqua acrylic paint.
-Hair: felt and wire mesh rolled in fake hair extensions and attached to a headband