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Visas Marr WIP, Alberta


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Hey all!

 

I'm brand new, and not officially yet a member - I have decided on my first costume being Visas Marr. I'm torn between the two versions, but think I've settled on the comic version

 

I have spent the last several days researching and collecting images, analyzing seam placements and hunting down patterns to alter for what I want. I can't wait to actually get started.

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Hi and welcome

 

There are some great build threads in the section for the Visas Marr costume, that you can take a look at and get some great tips from.

 

I´m looking forward to follow your build ;) - have fun, good luck and do ask for help :wink:

 

Cheers

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I picked up fabrics this weekend, and am pretty happy with the weights, drape, and colours of everything! The red for the belt is not quite as bright as in the picture (bad lighting, sorry!)

 

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I cut out my fabric for the under dress tonight. And realized I am about 1 meter short for the sleeves and veil! Back to fabricland tomorrow to get more of it!

 

I've also been trying to get the mock up of the veil right. I fought with it all last night, and tonight - I've almost got it right. Not quite but...closer than my frustrating attempts last night! I need to lengthen the back just a wee bit, and figure out how to get rid of the side creases at the top, without adding a dart in. Thoughts?

 

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Hi

 

Good progress ;)

 

For the veil, you need to make seams from the front and a little down the sides to make it lay more flat - try and take a look at, how Aysel did hers, she also made my veil :

 

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Maybe it's the time of night but I'm having trouble visualizing the seam placement you're suggesting. I looked at the link you provided but can't seem to see where they are on the veil. I will have to have another look tomorrow from a different computer screen.

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I finally got my veil to the point I'm happy with it. So, today during my lunch hour, I drew out and traced the gold pattern for the eye area. I will be tracing out the pattern on the veil hem tonight, as well as starting to paint them!

 

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Alright, so I'm back from vacation and a family funeral - time to get back to work on Visas Marr!

 

I need to add ties to the veil, but I'm generally (about 85-90%) happy with it.

 

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I have also got the sleeves nearly ready to go! I have to adjust the bottom hem of the cuff so they don't form quite such a point, but that's easy to do.

 

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Once I have the dress together, which is the easy part, I can move on to the over dress!

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My underdress is about 90% done, yay! I need to hem the neckline and hem and sew the sleeves onto the dress. It's a bad picture, but you get the idea. Please ignore the half-grimace smile and awkward pose - I had pins poking me in very uncomfortable places!

 

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Thanks to help from a couple people, I received my stencils today. Hopefully I can get the fabric done before the end of the year and then it's just a quick sewing projects to get her finished.

 

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I got lucky yesterday - I found the right lipstick shade for Visas Marr. And it's called 'Dark side' which amuses me to no end, as well!

 

I have finally gotten brave and cut into my fabric for the outer dress. I spent Monday night stenciling it - it certainly took longer and is far more finicky then I planned because the stencil doesn't quite line up. But it is coming along and is certainly faster than by hand.

 

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I started sewing the outer dress together last night. I got the front sides sewn to the front panel, then had to stop for the night. I realized I only have enough weights (Okay, books and storage containers!) that are heavy to hold down two seams at a time.

 

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I used an industrial strength glue on the seam allowances to hold them flat, which will help the dress lay better on the body. I had to leave it over night to dry - this will slow down the sewing process as I have to do this for each seam, but it's a necessary step.

 

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This morning, I had to pin it (within the seam allowances, so the holes won't show!) to my dress form so I could get a picture!

 

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I met with a friend to help me do a fitting today. The dress is coming along well. I have a few fit issues to fix and to take some of the fullness out of one side of the skirt. But this picture gives you an idea of where it's at. I'm getting close to being done - I can taste it!

 

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I got the costume finished and approved.

 

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I wasn't happy with it, though, and so immediately ordered new fabric to remake it. I got my fabric Sunday, sprayed it Monday and started sewing it last night. The dress isn't finished yet. I still have to add the caller, sleeves, zipper, and Hemit. That being said, I'm already so much happier with this version than what my first one!

 

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And Visas is done! I wore her to my first event this past Monday - there's only one small adjustment I need to make, and then I'm satisfied with her!

 

My veil was amazing - I had about 8 people ask how I could see - no one could figure it out!

 

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The very last person I met at my first troop was this wonderful young lady. She informed me that she wanted the Dark side to win and wanted Darth Vader as her Master.

 

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