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Topic: OMG I've been offered a contract to make 15 pagan robes!  (Read 717 times)
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« on: November 30, 2006 03:12:03 PM »

And I've only just got my machine...

It's like this: I joined a discount scheme on a pagan forum, offering a discount to their members at my shop. I've been posting on there about my tshirts as well Smiley Tonight I got a phone call from my contact on the forum saying they had been contacted by a company who are making a program on pagans in the UK. It's to be a pilot hopefully with a series to follow.

And they wanted to know if the forum owners could find them someone to make robes and wands for the show, between 10 and 15 of each. My contact at the forum is determined to get the contract to go to a new trader rather than a big established firm. And rang me first Cheesy

So now I have to cost up these robes, and decide on the design, fabric etc.

Well, they want something shiny so it reflects well on film and they want it in green or purple, preferably green.

So I've found a cheap supplier of fabric and decided on a design, a Dark Ages kyrtle. It's a simple design, easy to make (hopefully) and good on material usage. I've decided to make a trial run in child size for my daughter to give me an idea of how it'll go.

That's the design

So... question time!

The material is crepe-backed satin in green and a gold lining material. How exactly do you put the lining in? I presume you make it to the same pattern (it'll be fully lined) but is there a best way to attatch it?

The pattern I have has a keyhole neck (I think - it's a circle with a slit at the front) and has a contrast facing all the way round. How do you do this?

Bet you think I'm totally bonkers don't you Tongue But if I can get this and do a good job it'll be a huge boost to my fledgeling business so I really have to try. The good news is my sister, who has a lot more sewing experience than me, is going to be helping out


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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2006 03:55:09 PM »

I have no idea about any of what you're asking about, but I just wanted to say congratulations! And good luck! Smiley That's an awesome opportunity to have gotten Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2006 04:22:16 PM »


I cut the lining exactly the same as the piece I'm lining.

I would attach the lining by sewing along the hem line, shoulder area... You assemble the main piece, assemble the lining and then attach the lining.

Sorry if that isn't clear.

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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2006 05:32:24 PM »

I would apply the border around the neck by first, creating the pattern for it. Cut out 2 of them. Sew them, rights sides together, around the part that supposed to hit the neck, turn it right side out, and you should have the same shape, as the pattern. Next, on the side left open(the one that hits the fabric) Iron your hems on both sides. Now I don't know if you'll understand this but, put the actual neckline of the robe inside the hems, so you cant see it. and sew it on. It's kinda hard to explain here, but I did this on a kimono style top I did. P.S. Congrats!

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